Salt’s Hole, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 (Grade II)
Salt’s Hole is a grade two (II) listed building in Purton, Wiltshire, SN5. It was first listed in 1986.
This is a description of a building called Salt’s Hole. It is a well house that was built in 1859. It is octagonal and has a central door with two windows on either side. The roof is slate and has a turned wood finial at the apex. There is a simple fireplace on the back wall and the well is in the center.
About Salt’s Hole
SU 09 SE PURTON STOKE COMMON LANE Purton Stoke
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).
Where is Salt’s Hole?
Salt’s Hole is located on Stoke Common Lane, in Purton, Wiltshire, SN5.
|Grid Reference||SU 08429 90608|
|Easting, Northing||408429, 190608.36084|
|Latitude, Longitude||51.614242, -1.879662|
|Grade listing||II (two)|
|English Heritage List Entry Number||1023187|