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Weir on River Skell Approximately 10 Metres East of the Infirmary at Fountains Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1099 / 54°6'35"N

Longitude: -1.5789 / 1°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 427629

OS Northings: 468304

OS Grid: SE276683

Mapcode National: GBR KNDX.ZG

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.QYCN

Entry Name: Weir on River Skell Approximately 10 Metres East of the Infirmary at Fountains Abbey

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296240

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331041

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)

9/39 Weir on River Skell
approximately 10 metres
east of the Infirmary at
Fountains Abbey


Weir. Probably medieval, for the monks of Fountains Abbey and possibly
rebuilt after 1768 for William Aislabie. Gritstone. Approximately one
metre high and 4 metres wide. Sloping ramp of coursed stones, overhanging
coping of massive blocks. Sluice on river banks upstream. The north bank
of the river, to east of the abbey church, was taken up by the monks' burial
ground and the river was channelled under the hall and kitchens of the
infirmary. These buildings are thought to have been robbed during the
construction of Fountains Hall c1611 (qv) and William Aislabie built a folly
near to the channel outlet after 1768 (Walker). The control of the water
level at this weir has therefore been important throughout the history of
occupation in the valley. R Gilyard-Beer, Fountains Abbey, 1970, p 74.
W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2762868307

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