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Well-House and Well at Staples Cottage (8 Metres to South of Entrance Door), Aston

Description: Well-House and Well at Staples Cottage (8 Metres to South of Entrance Door)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 159578

OS Grid Reference: TL2768719721
OS Grid Coordinates: 527687, 219721
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8615, -0.1471

Location: Raffin Green Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire SG3 6RN

Locality: Aston
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG3 6RN

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Listing Text

(east side)

5/2 Well-house and well at
Staples Cottage
24.11.66 (8m to S of entrance door)


Well-house and well. C18 well house to older well now capped in
concrete over red brick square curb. Oak timber-framed square
wellhouse open at sides with a steep pyramid roof of old red
tiles. About 3m x 3m on plan. A low-sided building approached
up 5 brick steps from N. Curved braces support eaves from square
corner posts. Roof rises with heavy corner rafters. Well-head
of oak integrated with framework of wellhouse and has a large
wooden hand-wheel with 4 spokes supported on a timber tresstle
with brake lever. Long wooden drum spanning wellhead has an
iron toothed wheel driven by gearing on the trestle, and has
spokes to guide the rope. An unusual survival.

Listing NGR: TL2768719721

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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