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Sterne's Well, Circa 100 Metres South West of Back Lane Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Skelton, Redcar and Cleveland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.5563 / 54°33'22"N

Longitude: -0.9943 / 0°59'39"W

OS Eastings: 465142

OS Northings: 518357

OS Grid: NZ651183

Mapcode National: GBR PHHR.JG

Mapcode Global: WHF87.PQRY

Entry Name: Sterne's Well, Circa 100 Metres South West of Back Lane Farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60147

Location: Skelton and Brotton, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Civil Parish: Skelton and Brotton

Built-Up Area: Skelton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Skelton with Upleatham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

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

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

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