Tyne and Wear HER(5467): Sunderland, Bodle Well - Details
Sunderland, Bodle Well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
Site of the Bodle Well. The name comes from the fact that a charge was made for water. A bodle was a Scottish coin worth half a farthing. A bodle would have bought you a skeel or 4 gallons of water. The well was removed in 1938, but its name survives in the name Bodlewell Lane.
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