Trail 25

History Trail

25 Well Head

Nowadays it is a bed for flowering bulbs, but the brick well head, (near the pump house), suggests that ground water was used for many years before the installation of the pump house and the town water supply.

All that remains of the well head are the double course of bricks. However, the arrangement of bricks suggests that a wooden super-structure was once set into a slot in the top course of bricks.

There has been some debate over the years as to whether this is a well head or the remains of an outside privy. While nothing definite has yet been found to support either theory, given that the water table is shallow, it seems unlikely that the water supply for the pump house would be derived in such close proximity to a privy.