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14 September 2012

See Wimbledon's Artesian Well

An interesting anomaly on Arthur Road in Wimbledon, the Artesian Well is was originally the site of a well dug in 1763.

The well was then deepened in 1798 on the orders of Earl Spencer to more than 500 feet deep taking - we are told - over a year to reach that depth an strike water. By the early nineteen century, the well had silted up and eventually it was finally converted to a house in 1975.

For more, see http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-204990-the-artesian-well-greater-london-authori

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