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Salt's Hole

A Grade II Listed Building in Purton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6142 / 51°36'51"N

Longitude: -1.8796 / 1°52'46"W

OS Eastings: 408429

OS Northings: 190608

OS Grid: SU084906

Mapcode National: GBR 3S6.RLG

Mapcode Global: VHB35.CPND

Entry Name: Salt's Hole

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317986

Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Purton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Purton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

SU 09 SE PURTON STOKE COMMON LANE
Purton Stoke

8/341 Salt's Hole

II

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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