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Record Details

HER Number:50620
Type of record:Monument
Name:Earthwork, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood


A ditch curving around the south, southeast and east sides of the main house in Maple Hayes Park. The northern end of the ditch still survives.

Grid Reference:SK 0965 0952
Map Sheet:SK00NE
Parish:Burntwood, Lichfield District
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Monument Type(s):

  • DITCH (INDUSTRIAL to Victorian - 1836 AD to 1887 AD)

Protected Status:

    Full description

    A substantial ditch feature curving around from the south to east side of Maple Hayes house. The feature was in existence by 1836. It appears to follow the route of the Lichfield Conduit Head towards the west. (SB, 20-Oct-2003) <1>

    The southern part of the ditch appears to have been transformed into two ornamental pools by 1887. (SB, 20-Oct-2003)<2>

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SST3657 - Cartographic: David and Charles (Publisher). 1970. Ordnance Survey 1834-1836 1" Maps. Paper. 1" to a mile. Sheet 42 Lichfield (N.E.).
    <2>SST3601 - Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1875-1890. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6" Maps. Plastic film. 6" to the mile. Staffordshire Sheet LII. S.W..

    Related records

    40104Part of: Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    50619Related to: Approach Road, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    03596Related to: Conduit Head, Jubilee Wood, Maple Hayes Park (Monument)
    50617Related to: Engine House, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    50615Related to: Formal Garden, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    50616Related to: Fountain, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    50618Related to: Ornamental Ponds, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)
    50614Related to: Tree Lined Avenue, Maple Hayes Park, Burntwood (Monument)