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|Description ||The well has a concrete cap, and an ornate wrought iron frame. Quite nearby, and right next to the church is an old stand-pipe, presumably providing water from the original source. |
|A little more information: Having corresponded with the former Rector, I can add that the church was built in 1905, in memory of Mary christine Manners, who died in India. He knew nothing of the history of the well, and thought that it might originate at about the same time. He says that the well may be about 85 feet deep, and was capped for the protection of local children.
I must admit that I found it strange that a well should be sited in the graveyard, and the proximity of the tumulus in the next field may be of significance. The 1872 OS map shows nothing of the well (but many well known wells are missing from OS maps).|
|Andy Anderson |
|We visited the well yesterday (28.viii.2005) and the well is for the time being even harder to find. The church is being renovated and the top third of the scaffolding is wrapped in white polythene - from the Avon Tyrrel road, which overlooks it from the east, it looks like a grain silo. The well is all the way clockwise round the security fencing, thus looking rather sad. It appears that the renovation will take some time and in my opinion it's not worth making a special trip at the moment.
For anyone unfamiliar with the area and perhaps wishing to visit in conjunction with ohter sites, the trick to finding it is to head south down the Burley-Bransgore road: a little after the crossroads at the north end of town is a left turn into School Road and the church entrance is across the main road about fifty yards further south. Parking is at a premium, virtually impossible in the side roads and the best bets are a couple of small laybys between the crossroads and School Road.
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