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Wellhouse and Adjoining Root Arbour

A Grade II Listed Building in Dunham Massey, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.3842 / 53°23'2"N

Longitude: -2.399 / 2°23'56"W

OS Eastings: 373558

OS Northings: 387552

OS Grid: SJ735875

Mapcode National: GBR CYP9.FL

Mapcode Global: WH98V.36WG

Entry Name: Wellhouse and Adjoining Root Arbour

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067907

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212857

Location: Dunham Massey, Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Civil Parish: Dunham Massey

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bowdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


6/98 Wellhouse and
adjoining root
- arbour


Wellhouse, c.1720. Root arbour perhaps mid C18 or later. Flemish bond
brickwork with stone dressings and stone slate roof. 2-
storeys with cisterns on the upper floor and a well on the
ground floor. 3 entrances on ground floor, one with
segmental brick arched head and one (now blocked) with heavy
stone surround and segmental head. Circular headed windows
to each gable with stone surround. The interior is largely
intact with manually operated twin wooden-cased suction
pumps used for the domestic water supply to Dunham Hall
(q.v.) until c.1860. The adjoining root arbour was formerly
attached to the orangery (q.v.), is 5-sided and has arched
openings in each side supported on tree trunks.

Listing NGR: SJ7355887552

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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