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Village Well, Cornsay


This distinctive well house stands on the village green at Cornsay. An inscription over the door states that it was built in 1743 for William Darnell and Thomas Rippon.[1] The well house now has a post box on one side. It's entrance was sealed for many years, but was unblocked sometime between 2009 and 2012 (based on photographs). The old well house is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Cornsay 1743
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Village draw well, Cornsay

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Old well, Cornsay

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Village green, Cornsay

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Strange postbox

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WELL HOUSE OPPOSITE BLACK HORSE INN - Cornsay - List Entry
- "Well-house. Dated 1743 for Wm. Darnell and Thomas Rippon in inscription over door. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings and quoins; concrete roof. Octagonal, about 2 metres high. Blocked door ...

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List number: 1299428
List grade: 2
County: County Durham
Grid ref: NZ1451843526

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