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Sheepwash on Ashfield Water, with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Mere, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320141

Location: Mere, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

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

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Listing Text


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

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