Well, well…

 

Borough well

Borough well

During initial ground floor excavations the old town well was uncovered.  What came as a complete shock however, was the discovery of a second well

2nd well & tunnel to south

Second well & tunnel to south

beneath the main southern entrance.  This second well is about 8 metres deep and has a 1.8 metre foot high culvert running off it under Bucky Doo square.  The project archaeologist has surveyed both wells and is currently researching date and potential uses.  As with all elements of the project English Heritage have been consulted on the best method for dealing with the wells to ensure that they are both preserved but also do not put at risk the structural stability of the Town Hall.