Few things are more basic to daily life than a pure and constant water supply. Nowadays virtually every home in the country has mains water supply and hot and cold taps. But only a generation or two ago, every drop of water had to be carried indoors – either from a pump or, in this area, often from a well.
An old Ordnance Survey map shows that in 1897 (just over 100 years ago) there were about twenty wells in Buriton village.
Perhaps there was one in your garden ?
Is there any trace of one there now ?
Does anybody know when they were constructed, how deep they were or who dug them ?