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Scheduled Monument: FOUR WATCH TOWERS SW OF TOWN (1007045)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 96
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Date last amended


This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records. As such they do not yet have the full descriptions of their modernised counterparts available. Four Small rectangular shaped watch towers built of stone. There is a window facing the N and in one case two windows facing along tlle slope of the hill . The doors are narrow and framed in ashlar. One tower has a small original fireplace. The tower at the eastern end has been moved, when a new road was built (Tower D) < 1> (The directions above should read SW for the windows, and E tower should read southern.) These are not watch towers. Their primary functicn was to house a water tank with valve system and lead pipes to bring water to the castle from Spital Green Springs. They were built by Sir W. Cavendish circa 1624-5 and post date the fountain conduit house to the NE of the castle by approx 10 years. Mon 96 (a) North Face robbed in antiquity. Lead fittings all lost. The NE Conduit House (Guardianship with castle ) had its roof and pipe removes in 1972 by the MOW and these havent yet been replaced. SOURCES = Desc text/AM7////<1>; Desc text//Hart CR/1977/Bolsover: The Arch Implications of Development (Chesterfield) / < 2> ; Desc text/AM107/Hart CR/1984// <3>

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  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1986. Scheduling Notification: Four Watch Towers SW of town. DERBYSHIRE (PARTS 5-8). SM Cat. No. 96.



Grid reference Centred SK 4736 7021 (407m by 468m)
Map sheet SK47SE

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Record last edited

Oct 1 2013 4:15PM

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