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Conduit with Retaining Wall and Pavement Steps

A Grade II Listed Building in Modbury, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3492 / 50°20'57"N

Longitude: -3.8882 / 3°53'17"W

OS Eastings: 265760

OS Northings: 51628

OS Grid: SX657516

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.7GZ4

Mapcode Global: FRA 28R3.M37

Plus Code: 9C2R84X6+MP

Entry Name: Conduit with Retaining Wall and Pavement Steps

Listing Date: 26 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99733

Location: Modbury, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Modbury

Built-Up Area: Modbury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Modbury St George

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 6451-6551
(north side)
26.1.67 Conduit with retaining
wall and pavement steps


Street conduit with flanking walls and steps. 1708, part of the water supply
system presented to the town by Nicholas Trist, the Lord of the Manor. Granite
in squared blocks, supported by rubble walls, cast iron railings. Main conduit
is set at outer pavement edge; under a heavy C19 rock-faced coping is a para-
bolic blind arch out of two stones and over a carved commemorative panel with
Trist around and, in raised capital letters: NICOLAUS TRIST/ARMIGER/HUIUSCE
MUNICIPII/PRAEFECTUS Do.1708! About 2 metres wide overall, and up to 2.5 metres
high, set to steep street. To left a rubble retaining wall runs down by ramp to
street level, with 2 stone steps, and a simple railing in 5 bays. To the right
a similar retaining wall with two flights of 5 stone steps and a second short
run, contained by railing in 5 bays and a return. Water supply to the conduits
not cut until 1950s.

Listing NGR: SX6576051628

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