Salt's Hole

Date:
5 Aug 2001
Location:
Salt's Hole, Stoke Common Lane, Purton, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN5 4JG
Reference:
IOE01/02535/26
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1597 IOE Records taken by Chris Pocock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Chris Pocock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Pocock, Chris

Rights Holder: Pocock, Chris

Keywords

Brick, Render, Slate, Victorian Spa, Health And Welfare, Water Supply And Drainage, Well, Water Storage Site, Well House, Mineral Baths, Baths

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