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Wellhouse, Well and Wellhead Gear Next West Wall of Bonners, Flamstead

Description: Wellhouse, Well and Wellhead Gear Next West Wall of Bonners

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 157844

OS Grid Reference: TL0790916706
OS Grid Coordinates: 507909, 216706
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8385, -0.4352

Location: Windmill Road, Flamstead, Hertfordshire LU1 4LQ

Locality: Flamstead
Local Authority: Dacorum Borough Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: LU1 4LQ

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Listing Text

TL 01 NE
(North side)
2/63 Wellhouse, well, and
- wellhead gear next
W wall of Bonners


Wellhouse, well and wellhead gear. C18. Timber frame shed dark
weatherboarded with pitched red tile roof and W gable end open. Oak and
iron wellhead gear over 200ft deep well partly brick lined. A 2-bays,
single-storey wellhouse shed next W wall of rear wing of Bonners (q.v.).
Gear still useable. Iron crank on square-section iron shaft at E with
large oak flywheel about 6ft diameter with 4 spokes on same spindle set
between oak uprights framed to roof-purlin. 6-toothed iron cog drives a
48 toothed solid wooden wheel with hornbeam teeth fixed to the 4ft wide
wooden winding drum. The rope which draws the bucket is led over on 18in
diameter narrow wooden pulley, over the well, with 4 wooden arms to
guide the rope to the pulley. Smaller diameter wooden brake wheel to W
of flywheel with low brake bar pivotted to the oak uprights. (Branch
Johnson (1970)94).

Listing NGR: TL0790916706

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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