The Well House

In 1451 Bishop Beckynton granted to the town a supply of water from the Wells within his palace gardens. A cistern inside this well house collected water. This ‘head’ connected enough pressure to force a supply through pipes to an outlet in the market place.

Overflow water from the marketplace wellhead ran down a gutter, washing blood and offal away from butcheries along the high street.

The Well House

The statue on top of the well house is Bishop Beckynton’s hunting dog, a Talbot hound.

The Well House

4 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2017

4 Responses to “The Well House”

  1. The Yum List says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The dog looks more like a meerkat! ;)