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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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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.JH

Mapcode Global: WHF87.PQRY

Plus Code: 9C6XH244+G7

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

ID on this website: 101136586

Location: Skelton Green, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, 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

Tagged with: Well

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(off north side)

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


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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