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 Post subject: Whistlebitch Well
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Had a good look for this well today; I spent 1.5 hrs looking around, and the height of the crop is problematic. Additionally, figuring out where the lane ends and becomes the bridleway through the field, which helps in locating the well, is nigh on impossible with fern and nettles so high. I ran out of time, but having come away and gone through all my sources again, and reconsulted my map, I reckon I got very close, and its source is in the depression running diagonally between the two trees, with further remains of well workings below right in undergrowth. Hope to be able to check again soon.

A picture is on the link below, cheers,

Tim

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php ... &pid=31401


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What type of structures are the extant remains? I mean brick, stone etc.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:30 pm 
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From
http://people.bath.ac.uk/liskmj/living- ... s1tgh5.htm

"Today the spring rises into a small locked brick-built structure, and is piped a few yards into a holding tank, from whence it is pumped to provide the water supply of Primrose Hill, a house in the wood, which was formerly a hunting lodge. The overflow forms a small stream running eastwards through the woods, though the conifers are turning its course into a swamp. There are no visible traces of the clay-built dams, or any indication of the site's one-time importance; but the little overgrown gully in which the spring rises is a pleasant spot for a picnic."

I have a very good idea where I should be looking now!

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The sliver of green is the gully; I need to be looking at the head of this gully, bottom left of the green rectangle. Seems blindingly obvious now!

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=53.19737 ... =0&src=msl

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Yeah that makes a lot of sense. its a really strange looking bit of land and it figures there was something like a well there. Thats a great site, Paul has come a long way since space invaders :wink: .


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