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Cistern at Nz 2221 5390, 800 Metres West of Park Head Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Coundon, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6727 / 54°40'21"N

Longitude: -1.6567 / 1°39'24"W

OS Eastings: 422233

OS Northings: 530897

OS Grid: NZ222308

Mapcode National: GBR JGWD.3R

Mapcode Global: WHC52.JT97

Entry Name: Cistern at Nz 2221 5390, 800 Metres West of Park Head Farmhouse

Listing Date: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196450

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385609

Location: County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Coundon

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/2/14 (West side (off))
Cistern at NZ 2221 5390, 800 metres
west of Park Head Farmhouse


Cistern. Mid C18 with C20 addition and alteration. Ashlar with
C20 brick addition. Ashlar-lined pit 1m square and two-thirds
metre deep has sides raised in yellow brick. On west side an
ashlar channel, cut from solid stone, leads to a stone sink
with rebates in top and iron bar leaded in one side and
originally fastening across centre. Further ashlar channel
blocks scattered in ground nearby, and paved surround to
cistern broken and dislodged. From this water flowed to the
pyramidal Well Head (qv) 100m to west. An important survival
of the C18 arrangement for water supply to the Bishop of
Durham's Palace (Auckland Castle, qv).

Listing NGR: NZ2223330897

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