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Straining Well and Valve House

A Grade II Listed Building in St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5253 / 54°31'30"N

Longitude: -3.05 / 3°3'0"W

OS Eastings: 332138

OS Northings: 514948

OS Grid: NY321149

Mapcode National: GBR 7J43.GL

Mapcode Global: WH81S.3JW6

Entry Name: Straining Well and Valve House

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121541

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72186

Location: St. John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA12

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: St John's in the Vale and Wythburn

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


21/101 Straining well and
Valve House


Straining well and valve house for Thirlmere Reservoir. 1885-1894 by G.H. Hill
(engineer), for Manchester Corporation Waterworks Committee. Coursed slate
nibble walls, with red sandstone dressings and battlemented parapets. Circular
tower with lower double rectangular valve house structures, forming overall
V-shape. Mock castle-like building with plain openings and slit vents.

Listing NGR: NY3213814948

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wythburn Church
    St. John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA12

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