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Dam Between Upper and Lower Lakes, 200 Metres South of Pondsmead

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashwick, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2205 / 51°13'13"N

Longitude: -2.5243 / 2°31'27"W

OS Eastings: 363480

OS Northings: 146944

OS Grid: ST634469

Mapcode National: GBR MT.3B9S

Mapcode Global: VH89V.6LC6

Entry Name: Dam Between Upper and Lower Lakes, 200 Metres South of Pondsmead

Listing Date: 21 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266438

Location: Ashwick, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Ashwick

Built-Up Area: Oakhill

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


1/22 Dam between upper and lower
lakes, 200 metres South of



Dam containing hermit's cell, various grottoes, a tunnel, a staircase, and a ruined arch, masked by a fictive cliff.
C18. Rough hewn and random laid rock, mostly Tufa, forming picturesque grottoes and ruins. Vaulted hermit's Cell
approached from landing stage, contains stone seats and table, dam extends to sluice arrangement concealing subsiduary
grottoes and a tunnel. Romantic winding stairs to upper level. An unusually complete survival.

Listing NGR: ST6348046944

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