- 5 Aug 2001
- Salt's Hole, Stoke Common Lane, Purton, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN5 4JG
- Photograph (Digital)
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
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