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Description: Bisley Wells
Date Listed: 24 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 132694
OS Grid Reference: SO9038605828
OS Grid Coordinates: 390386, 205828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7511, -2.1407
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SO 9005 BISLEY-WITH-LYPIATT WELLS ROAD, Bisley Village
(north west side)
13/135 Bisley Wells
Set of spring water outlets in wall and associated troughs. Dated
1863 for Thomas Keble; restored 1958. Ashlar limestone. Gothic
revival style. Facetted apsidal recess formed in steep bank with 5
water chutes; set of 4 troughs to north east. Each water chute
has hooded pointed arch with carved symbols in circular trefoiled
recess. Water pours onto stone seat, running to outlet at each end
feeding 2 further chutes. Above hoods is carved stone script: 'O
YE WELLS / BLESS YE THE LORD / PRAISE HIM / AND MAGNIFY HIM / FOR
EVER'. Left and right ends of structure inscribed: 'RESTORED' and
'AD 1863 & 1958' respectively. Stone troughs discharge one into
another. Traditionally decorated by villagers in annual 'Dressing
the Wells' ceremony.
Listing NGR: SO9033905789
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Source: English Heritage
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