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Description: Salt's Hole
Date Listed: 17 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 317986
OS Grid Reference: SU0842990608
OS Grid Coordinates: 408429, 190608
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6142, -1.8796
SU 09 SE PURTON STOKE COMMON LANE
8/341 Salt's Hole
Salt spring well house, 1859. Brick, rendered and lined as ashlar above
brick plinth. slate roof. Octagonal, with small side buttresses. Central
door with 2-centred arch and trefoil headed windows either side, all with
ashlar surrounds. Carved bargeboards with timber pendents at angles.
Apex of roof has a turned wood finial. Interior has simple fireplace on back
wall and plaster flat ceiling. To rear, two 2-light windows above ceiling.
Well in centre with iron-bound stone capping. Inscription over door reads:
THE ANCIENT /SALT'S HOLE/SULPHATED AND BROMO-IODATED/SALINE WATER/ANALYSED BY
D VOELKER 1860. This building, and the adjoining Spa Cottage at Purton based
on this saline spring rich in phosphate of lime. (Reference: Richardson,
M S. The Storey of Purton, 1919).
Listing NGR: SU0842990608
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Source: English Heritage
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