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The Wellhouse at Number 5

A Grade II Listed Building in Aldbury, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8027 / 51°48'9"N

Longitude: -0.6028 / 0°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 496439

OS Northings: 212480

OS Grid: SP964124

Mapcode National: GBR F4J.Y4S

Mapcode Global: VHFRQ.HYPG

Entry Name: The Wellhouse at Number 5

Listing Date: 14 March 1972

Last Amended: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355652

Location: Aldbury, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Aldbury

Built-Up Area: Aldbury

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 9612
(West side)
12/16 The Wellhouse
14.3.72 at No. 5
Wellhouse and communal bakehouse. Mid C19 for Brownlow estate. Oak
timber frame on chamfered red brick base with square stone pads for
posts, fine-jointed white brick infill between posts, and steep red
tiled roof with tiled ridges, hipped at W, and semi-octagonal apse at E
end over open galleried wellhouse. An ornate small single-storey
building isolated to E of Chantry Cottages orientated E-W with very tall
octagonal white brick chimney rising from E end of ridge serving the
bakehouse entered from W end by framed plank door in heavy frame. Small
2-light window in each sidewall, interrupted by the chamfered oak posts
of the building. Turned balusters and moulded handrails between
chamfered posts to open semi-octagonal E end with straight braces to
wallplate. Ornate oak frame over well with moulded crosspiece between
posts with turned knobs. Spindle with winding-drum, rope, and bucket,
turned by S-handle at S end and 4-spoked flywheel with handle at N.
Access gate in S side of balustrade. Formerly a well to Chantry Farm.
(RCHM Typescript: Davis (1980) No. 36).

Listing NGR: SP9643912480

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

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