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Good Morning Everyone,

Ike and Malgo have already virtually walked the street (I say street because this is called The Street) of Heydon and commented on this fine building which I had yet to share! So, here it is!

I had another photograph of the building, hesitated which to post as the main, so if I post both, you may choose.

This is the Jubilee Well.
The well house was erected as a memorial for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 by George Skipper. It was commissioned by W. E. G. Lytton-Bulwer whose family had bought the Elizabethan Heydon Hall in the mid-C18 and retained ownership ever since. George Skipper (1856-1948) was one of the most successful Norwich-based architects of the Victorian and Edwardian period.

The well house is constructed of red brick and Cosseyware moulded brick with a roof covering of machine-made clay tiles and lead hips. Resting on a stone plinth with two steps, it has a hexagonal plan, each side comprising an open, moulded brick, Tudor arch, flanked by buttresses with off-sets.

The steeply pitched hexagonal pyramid roof is surmounted by a lead finial with a weather vane in the form of a two-masted sailing ship.

On the west side above eaves level a stone plaque in a moulded stone surround has the inscription 'Erected by Colonel W. E. G. Lytton Bulwer to commemorate the Jubilee year of the reign of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria 21 June 1887'.

I eventually chose this as the main post because you can more clearly see the two masted sailing ship.

Have a good day, Bev :-)

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