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Wellhouse and Adjoining Root Arbour, Dunham Massey

Description: Wellhouse and Adjoining Root Arbour

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 212857

OS Grid Reference: SJ7355887552
OS Grid Coordinates: 373558, 387552
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3841, -2.3990

Location: Woodhouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Trafford WA14 4SJ

Locality: Dunham Massey
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA14 4SJ

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Listing Text


6/98 Wellhouse and
adjoining root
- arbour


Wellhouse, c.1720. Root arbour perhaps mid C18 or later. Flemish bond
brickwork with stone dressings and stone slate roof. 2-
storeys with cisterns on the upper floor and a well on the
ground floor. 3 entrances on ground floor, one with
segmental brick arched head and one (now blocked) with heavy
stone surround and segmental head. Circular headed windows
to each gable with stone surround. The interior is largely
intact with manually operated twin wooden-cased suction
pumps used for the domestic water supply to Dunham Hall
(q.v.) until c.1860. The adjoining root arbour was formerly
attached to the orangery (q.v.), is 5-sided and has arched
openings in each side supported on tree trunks.

Listing NGR: SJ7355887552

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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