b'Mike Pratt gives this account of the well at No 11. I plumbed its depths with Owens help quite soon after we moved in in 1976. He brought a piece of rope and we tied one of Butcher Smiths weights to it. We measured it as 25 feet deep with 17 feet of water. The well is of stone construction.It is situated under the stairs with one wall built over it but to one side, suggesting existence before the house was built. Before we had our extension built a wide bore lead pipe went from the well to the outside wall at the back, a distance of about six feet. The lead pipe is still there but it now terminates under our hallway.An underground cistern existed and perhaps still exists, next door at No 12, close to the old backThe pump in Richard Seftons garden and the wall of the house, for collection of rainwater.Thesarcophagusexistence of two pumps, giving hard and soft water was something of a luxury it seems.Perhaps the arrangement was provided specifically for the doctor who is said to have lived here during the 1800s.Bessy Fridlington who lived at No 11 told me that the cistern once overflowed, flooding the cellar at No 12. The village fire-pump, which was stored at Fishers, was summoned to pump it out. Owen Robinson came round to see what was going on and fell in. Fortunately he kept his arms out, clinging to the sides and was hoisted out.At No 70 there were two wells. The one remaining, shown below, is unusual in that it is at the bottom of the garden (probably for livestock).It is also brick lined and you can see how clear the water is whenThe pump outside Owensyou realise the water level is just below the second brick course down (notice the floating leaf).Returning to the well at Cliff Farm, the pictureAn example of the below was taken in November and the water level hadtype of wooden barrel risen to just three foot down. Again the water is stillused for collecting crystal clear. rainwater. The skill I understand that at one time there was a pumpof the makers, called beside it, which sent water up into the attic of thecoopers, is plain house to be stored in the barrels shown below.Nowto see with each they stand in the garden as flower holders.individual wooden Im sure theres still a lot more to record about thissection being tightly part of our village history, so please let me know if youbound by the steel can help with any more memories.In the meantime, Istrap work.As the might just look into the possibility of bottling waterIwood swelled with the can see the label now The Bishops Water. It mightwater the seal was just catch on! perfect. The well at No 70 The well at Cliff Farm The barrels from Cliff FarmBULLETIN 3 27'