TL1824 : The well at Preston

taken 14 years ago, near to Preston, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The well at Preston
The well at Preston
The well on the green was provided in 1872 by Darton family of Temple Dinsley when local ponds had dried up in a hot summer, and is 69m deep. It has, however, been capped. The winding gear is quite elaborate - the large wheels on each side are flywheels and have handles. The pulley on the top axle raised and lowered the bucket, and the gearing between the flywheel axle and the pulley axle is 15:96. The purpose of the other gearwheel is not known.
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Date Taken
May 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 10 December, 2005
Category
Well, fountain or water spout   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 180 247 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.5008N 0:17.1628W
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