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Latitude: 51.6142 / 51°36'51"N
Longitude: -1.8796 / 1°52'46"W
OS Eastings: 408429
OS Northings: 190608
OS Grid: SU084906
Mapcode National: GBR 3S6.RLG
Mapcode Global: VHB35.CPND
Plus Code: 9C3WJ47C+M4
Entry Name: Salt's Hole
Listing Date: 17 April 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1023187
English Heritage Legacy ID: 317986
Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN5
Civil Parish: Purton
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Purton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
Tagged with: Building
SU 09 SE PURTON STOKE COMMON LANE
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
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