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Scheduled Monument record MDR6288 - Conduit House (C), New Station Road, Bolsover, Old Bolsover

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Four buildings: (A) at SK 4716 7044 [SMR11207]; (B) at SK 4733 7025 [SMR11208]; © at SK 4745 7011 [SMR11209]; (D) at SK 4761 6996 [SMR11210]. WATCH HOUSE [G.T.]. (1) The four small buildings, called watch towers, on the west slope of Bolsover Castle hill, date probably from 1622-42. Scheduled as 'Watch Towers' (2-4) These so-called 'Watch Towers' are, in fact, conduit or spring-fed well houses: the architecture supports a 17th century date. They seem to be part of the town's water supply, each probably fed by a separate spring, for there is no certain evidence of their being interconnected by piping. Building 'C' - see photo AO/59/366/4. (5) A series of four watch houses to the south-east of Bolsover Castle, Bolsover, are ashlar one storey buildings, of 16th century date. Grade 2. (6) The conduit houses are built on the line of the castle water supply from a spring on the Spittle Green to the south-east. Sir William Cavendish secured a right of way to enable him to lay the pipe connecting the conduits in July 1622, thus the buildings date from that time or shortly after. (7) 17th century Conduit Houses. Consolidated as ruins, but vulnerable. Structural survey undertaken for Civic Society under CAP scheme. Consolidation works undertaken. (9) Associated with SMR sites 11206, 11207, 11208, 11210.

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  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1914-38. OS 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Pegge, S. 1785. History of Bolsover and Peak Castles. pp 24-5, illust..
  • <3> Article in serial: Gregory, F. 1948. 'Bolsover Castle. A review of the 17th century buildings', Transactions of the Thoroton Society. Volume 51, p 4ff. pp 26ff.
  • <4> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1958. Ancient Monuments of England and Wales.
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 WW 24-NOV-59.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Department of the Environment. 1961. Bolsover, Derbyshire, November 1961.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: DOE (IAM) Bolsover Castle 1972 64 (P.A. Faulkner).
  • <8> Index: NDAT. 1622. 1622.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Bolsover District Council. 2008. Bolsover District Council Historic Environment Scheme 2008-2012.



Grid reference Centred SK 4745 7011 (2m by 3m) Centre

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Jan 23 2024 8:45PM

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