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Well House,approximately 160 Metres South East of the Fold, North Hinksey

Description: Well House,approximately 160 Metres South East of the Fold

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249742

OS Grid Reference: SP4952405048
OS Grid Coordinates: 449524, 205048
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7420, -1.2841

Location: Southern Bypass Road, North Hinksey, Oxfordshire OX2 9AS

Locality: North Hinksey
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX2 9AS

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There is also a scheduled monument, North Hinksey Conduit House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

11/67 Well House, approx. 160m SE of
09/02/66 The Fold
(Formerly listed as Well House
(part of the Fold))
- II*
Well house. Built 1610 for Otho Nicholson. Limestone ashlar with C20 repairs;
gabled C20 stone slate roof. One storey; 3-bay range. Moulded plinth course.
Side walls each have 2 gabled buttresses. Front gable end has heraldic cartouche
and 2-light vent abouve round-headed doorway: similar vent in rear gable wall.
Cyma-kneelers to stone-coped gable ends. Interior not inspected. The springs on
the hillside here supplied Oseney Abbey and the Friars Preachers of Oxford: the
Well House was part of Otho Nicholson's scheme to bring this spring-water direct
to "Carfax Conduit" in the centre of Oxford. Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.186; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.406).

Listing NGR: SP4952405048

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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