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Well, Wellhead Gear and Wellhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston (North Hertfordshire), Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9087 / 51°54'31"N

Longitude: -0.2859 / 0°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 518007

OS Northings: 224740

OS Grid: TL180247

Mapcode National: GBR H6G.6K0

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.0964

Entry Name: Well, Wellhead Gear and Wellhouse

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176692

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162885

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Preston (North Hertfordshire)

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(West side)

9/93 Well, wellhead gear,
and wellhouse


Well, wellhead gear and wellhouse. 1872 provided by Darton family of
Temple Dinsley when local ponds had dried up in a hot summer. Well said
to be 226ft deep, now capped off. Octagonal wellhouse open at sides has
steep pointed octagonal slate roof and 8 chamfered stout oak posts now
raised on concrete pads from octagonal Yorkstone step. Cast iron gear
arranged E-W over top of well. Rectangular openwork moulded iron trestle
with battered ends, longitudinal bars at half height carrying lower axle,
another near top with another axle and top member swept up in a
segmental curve. Moulded braces sweep in to support lower bar and then
intersect as cross-bracing to upper panel. 2 large 4ft diameter
flywheels with handles one each end of lower axle. Cog of 15 teeth
engages a gear of 96 teeth on upper axle also carrying flanged iron
drawing pulley. A larger gear of 60 teeth on lower axle for unclear
purpose. King-post roof in softwood. (Branch Johnson (1970)93: inf
Mrs Nina Freebody).

Listing NGR: TL1800624744

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