Crab Tree Well, South Crosland

Crab Tree Well is situated in South Crosland near the junction of Midway, Sandy Lane and School Hill.

A large water trough is fixed to the roadside and the local pinfold is situated close by.


In June 1888, the South Crosland Local Board requested the Highway Committee to "proceed with the fixing of the new solid troughs for Crab Tree Wells."[1]

The trough was given Grade II Listing status in September 1978, at the same time as the pinfold.

The Friends of Dean Wood worked to clear the pinfold and drinking trough in the summer of 2013.[2]

Historic England Listing

  • Grade II
  • first listed 29 September 1978
  • listing entry number 1275264

SCHOOL HILL. South Crosland. Drinking trough at Crab Tree Well. C18 or C19. Five separate monolithic troughs linked by cast iron conduits. Dry stone retaining wall behind.


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Notes and References

  1. "South Crosland Local Board" in Huddersfield Chronicle (09/Jun/1888).
  2. "Village history saved" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (13/Jul/2013).