Tyne and Wear HER(5138): Sunderland, Royal Hospital, well - Details
Sunderland, Royal Hospital, well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Supply Site
Stone lined well discovered by workmen in September 2002 during the construction of a new hospital carpark. Well made in dressed blocks of sandstone. Top of well was circa 2 metres below present ground surface. Diameter of well is circa 5 feet and depth circa 80 feet. The well is thought to be industrial rather than domestic in nature, probably providing water for the glebe engine (HER 2851) which worked the Lambton Wagonway (HER 2833). The well is of early 19th century date.
<< HER 5138 >> Pers. Comm. J. Morrison, 2002