Well, well, well

What have we here then? Recently uncovered beneath the floor slab of a conservatory, removed to make way for a single-storey extension, this well is of neat brick construction with a narrow neck bellying out to about 1m across, and extending to about 3m deep. Obviously still collecting water, albeit pretty silty at the moment, our clients are considering: should it stay or should it go? It could be simply capped and left underneath the floor, or the brickwork tidied up and a neat glazed ‘window’ fitted flush into the floor for an interesting feature in the kitchen (dredged and cleaned out of course). Still, probably not best to draw fresh water from it though…