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STERNE'S WELL, CIRCA 100 METRES SOUTH WEST OF BACK LANE FARMHOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: STERNE'S WELL, CIRCA 100 METRES SOUTH WEST OF BACK LANE FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1136586

Location

STERNE'S WELL, CIRCA 100 METRES SOUTH WEST OF BACK LANE FARMHOUSE, BACK LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Redcar and Cleveland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Skelton and Brotton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Sep-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 60147

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NZ 6518 (NZ 651 183) SKELTON & BROTTON BACK LANE (off north side) Skelton

7/1 Sterne's Well, c.100m south-west of Back Lane Farmhouse.

II

Well head housing for artesian well, supplying water to Skelton Castle; late C18. Sandstone ashlar walls and roof. Squat tower approximately 3m. high. Chamfered rustication to 3 faces. West face has round-headed opening, now blocked internally but retaining boarded door. Plain, .slightly-recessed band has 3 paterae with beaded surrounds and bearing Latin inscriptions, below square-domed roof. Rectangular plaque above doorway has inscribed verse, probably by Lawrence Sterne: "Leap from thy mossy cavern'd bed Hither thy prattling waters bring Blandusia's Muse shall crown thy head and make thee too a sacred spring."

Listing NGR: NZ6514218357

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National Grid Reference: NZ 65142 18357

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