Researches Into the History of Welton and Its Neighbourhood by Thomas Thompson

Researches Into the History of Welton and Its Neighbourhood

byThomas Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WELTOIT "WELTON." The name is Saxon. "The Town of Wells," or rather of Springs, for that is the primary meaning of the Anglo-Saxon word "Well." In some parts of England, as in many parts of Lincolnshire for instance, springs are still called Wells, although we in Yorkshire for the most part confine the woid "Well" to an artificial shaft dug into the earth for the purpose of obtaining or retaining water. Well does Welton deserve its name, for there are there three or four springs (i.e. wells) near the entrance of Welton Dale. Then there is a public well called "Cattle Well," now within Miss Popple's back gates, having its perpetually flowing stream conducted to the outside of those gates, but within our own time the gate enclosing the well was erected by the Rev. Miles Popple, with the sanction of the parishioners, who retain the right of taking water from the old well--then there is a public well, now within the gates of the late Mr. Smith's (formerly Mr. Lowthrop's) farmstead. In our infancy these gates were placed to the north of that well, which then was an open shaft, whence water was drawn by a rope or chain and bucket. The well was dangerous to children, and Mr. Lowthrop got permission from the parishioners to close it, and place a pump there instead, and to remove the gate to the south, so as to enclose the pump within his farmstead, on condition that the public should always have free right to go to the pump (as formerly they did to the well) for water, and that he and his successors, in the ownership of that farmstead, would foi ever keep the pump in repair and good working order, for the use of the parishioners. Then there is Saint Ann's Well, which supplies Welton House with spring water; and at Melton, which is within the Parish of Welton, th...

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Title:Researches Into the History of Welton and Its NeighbourhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217864783

ISBN - 13:9780217864787

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