MSO10247 - Allerford Dipping Wells, Brandish Street (Building)
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A small well head next to the river.  SS 9066 4663. Butter Well, Brandish Street. A stone built butter well possibly 19th Century in date, moved in the 1970s when the road layout here was altered. It would likely have been built into a bank and filled with water to keep milk and butter cool. It is a small domed structure with an opening to the north. [2,3] SS 906 466. "Beehive" dipping well, Allerford. Dipping wells were where water was gathered when a surface spring was weak. Some near streams gathered the 'purified' water percolating through alluvial gravels; there were usually about three feet deep with a small stone or brick building over them. The one at Allerford is built like a stone beehive.  The well is visible on 2013 aerial photographs. 
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Chris Webster, Somerset County Council HER, 2 March 2004.
- <2>XY SEM6864 Report: Richardson, I.. 2007. Brandish Street Farm Archaeological Survey. 115655, p28. [Mapped feature: #45914 ]
- <3> SEM6873 Report: Richardson, I.. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey: Part 2. 115655, p195.
- <4> SEM8710 Monograph: Warren, D.. 1998. SIAS Survey number ten: Rural water supply in Somerset. Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. 2,3, illustration 2.
- <5> SEM8039 Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
|Grid reference||SS 9066 4663 (point) (Estimated from sources)|
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External Links (1)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA168191 (National Trust HER entry: MNA 168191)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA168191
- Somerset SMR PRN: 16714
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Sep 18 2019 10:17AM
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