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The Towns Water Supply

Alton Court Brewery

Site of artesian well on Station Street
Site of artesian well on Station Street
[Photo: Dick Andrews]
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The Alton Court Brewery Co. Ltd in Station Street also had a 4 inch artesian borehole that was 350 feet1 deep and capable of supplying 1,000 gallons per hour. It was sunk by Messrs. Le Grand, Sutcliff and Gell Ltd and was used for cleaning purposes only.


Water from artesian well
Water from artesian well
[Photo: Dick Andrews]
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Water from Alton Court Brewery artesian well
Water from Alton Court Brewery artesian well
[Photo: Dick Andrews]
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During the excavations to build the McCarthy and Stone retirement housing on the site of the Alton Court Brewery on Station Street, the cellars containing the artesian well were dug up.

Presumably due to damage to the borehole top, water flowed naturally out of the borehole and these are some photos showing the flooded cellar and the top of the well once it had been pumped out.

The top of the artesian well
The top of the artesian well
[Photo: Dick Andrews]
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1 Wells and Springs of Herefordshire - HM Stationary Office - 1935


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