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Garden Wall with Bee Boles at Southwood House Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Ticknall, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.7901 / 52°47'24"N

Longitude: -1.4699 / 1°28'11"W

OS Eastings: 435843

OS Northings: 321527

OS Grid: SK358215

Mapcode National: GBR 6GM.15V

Mapcode Global: WHDHL.D48B

Plus Code: 9C4WQGRJ+32

Entry Name: Garden Wall with Bee Boles at Southwood House Farm

Listing Date: 28 June 2010

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393861

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504748

Location: Ticknall, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, LE65

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Ticknall

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ticknall St George

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text


1259/0/10023 STAUNTON LANE
28-JUN-10 Garden Wall with Bee Boles at Southwoo
d House Farm

A set of 11 bee boles, of c1820 for William Woodward of Southwood House Farm, within and around the north-eastern corner of the boundary wall approximately 70m north-east of Southwood House Farm.

The wall itself is built of coursed sandstone blocks with ashlar coping. The bee boles are lined with brick at the sides and have a sandstone base and flat lintel.

The garden boundary wall is curved at the corner containing the boles. The other corners are square, suggesting the curve is related to the construction of the bee boles and that the wall and boles are contemporary.

Each bee bole consists of a rectangular recess measuring approximately 40cm high, 43cm wide and 40cm deep, positioned 50cm above the base of the wall.

The Southwood estate was left to Robert Burdett in 1773 and later passed to the Calke Abbey estate through an exchange agreement in 1821. The tenant at the time the wall and bee boles were built was William Woodward. A receipt for bricks required to build the bee boles dates them to c1820 and the wall, in its current form, appears on a plan of 1820. The wall containing the bee boles was the southern boundary wall of an orchard, close to a former wildflower garden to the south.

Southwood House Farm Vernacular Building Survey by Mary Kerr for National Trust 1989
International Bee Research Association Register of Bee Boles (no.1003) at www.ibra.org.uk. Accessed 23/09/2008
Foster A.M. Bee Boles and Bee Houses 1988

The garden wall with bee boles at Southwood House Farm is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

* Date and Historical Interest: the relatively precise dating of bee boles is a rare occurrence and adds important historical interest to this set.
* Rarity: eleven bee boles in a set is unusual and considered to be rare.
* Group Value: the bee boles are integral to the Southwood House Farm ensemble of buildings.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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