Monument record MDR10644 - Well head opposite Top Farm, Ashby Road, Ticknall

Type and Period (2)

  • (Victorian to First World War - 1871 AD to 1914 AD?)
  • (Victorian to First World War - 1871 AD to 1914 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

One of three wells in Ticknall. They received water from springs some distance away and were used for fresh clean water for the local residents prior to 1914 when mains water was connected to standpipes in the village. (1) The well head is part of a historic group of water supply features in the village of Ticknall. It was built by the Harpur Crewe Estate using bricks from its own brickyard in Ticknall. The accounts for its construction in 1871 still survive in the County Record Office at Matlock (Ref. D2375M 205/49). It was originally limewashed all over, as was the traditional practice in the area until the later 19th century. The water supply to it still functions. (2) Spring well housing erected in 1871, once formally fitted with wooden doors. Originally fed by pipe from a spring at the summit of Hazard Hill, but this can no longer be found. The housing was disconnected from the spring in the 1920s, but following restoration in 1999, a small supply of water collected from the surrounding field has been reinstated. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 13.1.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Heath, P. Letter from South Derbys. District Council Heritage Officer to DCMS, 30/9/1999, requesting spot-listing.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society. 2002. 'From Tichenhalle to Ticknall, Sir Vauncey's Water System', Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society, 2002.



Grid reference SK 34662 22582 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2015 10:23AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.