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Description: Chestnut House and Attached Well House
Date Listed: 19 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 145495
OS Grid Reference: SU5138723356
OS Grid Coordinates: 451387, 123356
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0073, -1.2689
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SU 52 SW OWSLEBURY OWSLEBURY
8/23 Chestnut House,
and attached Well-house
House, with donkey wheel. C17 refronted C18. Timber-frame encased in brick, with
some chalk blocks, old plain tile roof. 2 storey, 3 bay with narrow stack bay,
and projecting one storey well house to front of right bay. 2nd bay from right is
narrow stack bay with wide C18 top lit door, and C20 gabled hood. Each side C20
wide 3 and 4-light casements with brick arches of older windows above 1st floor
string. Above door single light. Each side C19 3-light casements, that to left
with segmental head. Roof half-hipped with large ridge stack above door. Well
house has camber headed single and small double doors, steep pitched gabled roof,
with string course on gable. Inside house left room has ovolo moulded beam and
joists. Well house contains C17 donkey wheel 4m in diameter with well beneath
other end of shaft over 100m deep. 'Guide to Industrial Archaeology in Hampshire'
Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group; 1975.
Listing NGR: SU5143323309
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