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


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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.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceSU 08429 90608
Easting, Northing408429, 190608.36084
Latitude, Longitude51.614242, -1.879662
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1023187
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