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© Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS

IoE Number: 212857
Location: WELLHOUSE AND ADJOINING ROOT ARBOUR,
  DUNHAM MASSEY, TRAFFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr F. Bryan Basketter LRPS
Date Photographed: 28 June 2006
Date listed: 12 July 1985
Date of last amendment: 12 July 1985
Grade II

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SJ 78 NWDUNHAM MASSEYDUNHAM PARK6/98Wellhouse andadjoining root-arbour

SJ 78 NW DUNHAM MASSEY DUNHAM PARK 6/98 Wellhouse and adjoining root - arbour G.V. II 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.

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