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Description: Well House 2 Metres North of Bury Lodge
Date Listed: 24 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 146434
OS Grid Reference: SU6438514281
OS Grid Coordinates: 464385, 114281
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9244, -1.0853
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SU 61 SW HAMBLEDON
10/24 Well House 2 metres north
of Bury Lodge
Wellhead, and apparatus for raising (barrels of) water. Early C19. A square
brick pavilion with arched openings in the centre of each side (the south-west
corner being chamfered). In the centre of the brick floor is a boarded hatch.
Within the structure there is timber framework which supports the mechanism,
comprising a high-level axle (with rope) connected to a wheel with dowel cogs set
between wide flanges. In line with this wheel, and connected to a separate frame-
work, is a smaller 'cogged' wheel linked by an axle to a lightly-framed large
wheel having fixed near its rim a wrought-iron handle, and controlled by a long
brake lever. At the other side there is a lead-lined trough with an indented side
(to accommodate the tipped water barrel), the trough slopes and narrows, to pass
through a hole in the east wall. The alignment of the 'cogged' wheels suggest
that an intermediate gear wheel is missing, or that there was some form of belt
drive between them.
Listing NGR: SU6538416689
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Source: English Heritage
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