This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
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
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
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings