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Latitude: 51.0922 / 51°5'32"N
Longitude: -2.2511 / 2°15'4"W
OS Eastings: 382507
OS Northings: 132576
OS Grid: ST825325
Mapcode National: GBR 1WG.FP6
Mapcode Global: FRA 6657.GSL
Entry Name: Sheepwash on Ashfield Water, with Railings
Listing Date: 7 July 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1199826
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320141
Location: Mere, Wiltshire, BA12
Civil Parish: Mere
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Mere St Michael the Archangel
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 83 SW MERE BURTON
2/12 Sheepwash on Ashfield
Water, with railings.
Remains of sheepwash basin. Probably Cl9. Squared drystone limestone blocks to
large stone coping blocks. Walls are c1.25 m high enclosing a roughly
coffin-shaped space c.ll m long overall and 4 m wide at the widest; the right
hand (east) end is very narrow, and at the left end a return length of walling
former a sluice-way or gateway. Left of this the walling runs c25 m alongside
the road, then returns at right angles for c6 m. There are remanants of a stone
paved floor in the small enclosure, but much of this now (October 1987)
overgrown. On the road edge a set of railings in 9 panels with square posts at
c2.5 m centres carrying a top rail of rod, and a lower rail with small close set
vertices all set to the coping of the main structure. An interesting
historical survival, once much more common in the area of the Downs.
Listing NGR: ST8250732576
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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