Information for record number MWA2639:
Well at 23/25 Smith Street, Warwick

Summary A well, of unknown date, was discovered during building work. It was situated in Smith Street, Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Well
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Warwick
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 65
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Well discovered during building work behind 23/25 Smith Street, Warwick. The W half was below the outer wall of No 25, but the E half had been uncovered by the removal of some 19th/20th century building material. The top 0.6m of the shaft was 19th century brick and an archway had been constructed over the W half. Below this the shaft went down another 2.7m vertically, where the sides were of rectangular masonry blocks. The diameter was c1m, but at the 2.7m mark the shaft fanned out. The water level was at c7m and the Well was probably about 8.5m deep in total.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thomson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4402
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument SHAFT * Use only if function unknown, otherwise use specific type. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back

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