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Description: Well Houses
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 334003
OS Grid Reference: SE3061200280
OS Grid Coordinates: 430612, 400280
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4983, -1.5400
WORTLEY WELL HOUSES LANE
SE30SW (north end)
1/127 Nos 1 and 2 Well Houses
Pair of houses. Mid C17 and mid C18. Rubble sandstone and thinly-coursed
sandstone, sheet asbestos and stone slate roofs. C17 house on left: 2 storeys,
single room with outshut. C18 part on right set forward: L-shaped plan with
outshut in rear angle,2 storeys with attics, 3 windows to 1st floor.
C17 house: large quoins on left. Partly-quoined doorway to left has wood lintel;
former 4-light, double-chamfered mullioned window to right now of 2 lights with
central mullion only. Small window beneath eaves. Chimney pot to left end of ridge.
Rear: 2-light double-chamfered window, mullion removed. C18 house: large quoins.
Central doorway has projecting keystone worked on lintel, plain dripstone band;
another doorway on left has plain ashlar surround. C20 casements flanking central
door have projecting stone sills, window to left has flat-arched head, that to right
a plain lintel. 1st floor: band, 2 windows as ground floor flanking narrow central
window with flat arch. Shaped kneelers, chamfered gable copings. Central ridge
stack with band. Left return: 2-light, square-faced attic window now blocked.
Right return: band continues; blind attic window. Interior of Cl7 house retains
bressumer beam with cut out for door head; stop-chamfered spine beam; arcade post
now adjacent to end wall of later house has brace to arcade plate and supports old
principal rafter truss. Position of arcade post suggests the C17 house was truncated
by the C18 addition. Owned by Francis Wood "who in the year 1713 gave forty pounds
secured on an estate called Wellhouse in The Lordship of Wortley". The charity is
still administered, giving £2 annually for the poor of Wortley, and is known as the
"Wellhouse Dole" (Barstow, walk 6).
J. A. Barstow, Fifteen Walks around Wortley, undated booklet.
Listing NGR: SE3061200280
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