The end of the Northbrook dipping well

One of our previous blogs, Scrapbook, Tudor cottage and dipping well, makes mention of the dipping well near to the old, now demolished, Tudor cottage by the Northbrook stream. This is what this water collection point looks like now.

In the days before local houses were connected to a mains water supply, in 1936, Broadwell and the Northbrook dipping well would have been in regular use by residents of their nearby houses. By October1957, the Northbrook well had not been used for many a year and the parish council, along with the Devizes Rural District Council, decided that it could be closed. In our scrapbook of newspaper cuttings we have two little articles recording this decision.

It would seem that the work was to be paid for by Mr Chapman, rather than the parish council.

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