Lower Portion of a Wood-lined Well

Lower Portion of a Wood-lined Well.
Shown here is the lower portion of a wood-lined well that was probably incorporated within the bakery/brewhouse. The upper portion was lined with a cribwork of logs and the lower portion with a double layer of horizontal and vertical boards. The well was remarkably devoid of refuse, suggesting that it might have been enclosed and water removed by means of a pump.

Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.

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