To The Maharajah’s Well
To continue with my county Quest I thought I would head up into the Chilterns, an area of the county I haven’t visited for a while. The Chilterns are a range of hills that bisect the South Eastern corner of the county.
From Adwell I thought it would be a reasonably straight forward ride home, however, I wasn’t expecting the couple of road closures I can across. So it was a bit of a faff to find a route back. Great day out and managed to add another twenty settlements to my county Quest List.
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8 response to "To The Maharajah’s Well"
That is at least ten times more grand than any well I’ve ever seen. Even without the golden elephant it would still be 9 times more ornate than any well I’ve ever seen. And it’s got a fascinating story too. I’m glad you shared it.
Thanks Greg, yes its very grand.
368 feet deep! And dug by one man at a time — that is truly amazing.
Beautiful canopy which is equally amazing.
Must have had one very long rope and bucket, submersible pumps weren’t available back then!
Enjoyed all the other photos as well, thanks!
Rich, yes its a very impressive feat, even with a plumb line you’re still got to ensure you descend vertically.
That really is interesting. It’s hard to fathom a hand-dug well so deep. I’ll bet the bottom two feet are a layer of pennies folks have dropped to hear the sound at the bottom.
Scott, yes it is interesting, especially the obvious abject rural poverty at a time when the British Empire was at its peak.
Now I understand the well. Should read these posts in the order they are posted ;’-0.
Nancy, not a problem hope you enjoyed the post.