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
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
© 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
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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