Tyne and Wear HER(4643): Newcastle, Grey Street, Nos. 2-12, brick-lined well - Details
Newcastle, Grey Street, Nos. 2-12, brick-lined well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
A brick-lined well was revealed in the basement, during renovation work to Nos. 2-12 Grey Street in 2002. The well is approximately 1.3 metres in diameter. It is lined with red brick and there are holes in the side of the well to enable access down into the structure. A stone slab could be seen set into the side of the well, 0.5 metres from the top. The bottom of the well was not found, but a depth of 3.2 metres was recorded to the present water line. The current buildings date from early 19th century to 20th century, and it is assumed that the well is earlier. A late 18th century or early 19th century date is suggested.
<< HER 4643 >> Pers. Comm. J. Morrison, 2002