Monday, 8 May 2017

Preston Manor well-house

West elevation

South elevation

North elevation
The Preston Manor well-house was grade II listed in 1971 and doesn't look as if its had any attention since.

It dates from c.1735. It is rectangular in plan with an eastern extension probably originally a stable. The well inside is said to still survive surrounded by a low brick wall on which rests the remains of 19th.C cast-iron winding gear.  It has lost its original horse-operated iron pump and capstan.

It is situated in the grounds of the Preston Croquet Club. It needs careful preservation work, to be included in the purlieu of Preston Manor and treated as a historic attraction.

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