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Email your history questions about Brierley and the surrounding area to

Richard Watson a local historian and co author of "Brereley a history of Brierley" 


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Question from Gareth & Deborah Turner-Broadhead May 2006  


Hi Richard, we have not lived in Brierley long. We are really eager to find photo’s of the well we have bricked up in our front wall on Church Street opposite the Farriers Arms, and any information about it. The plot of land our house was built on was known as Jennet Croft. There are two dwellings and a joiners shop marked on an early plan of the site.

Kind Regards

Gareth & Deborah Turner-Broadhead Church Street Brierley


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Hello Gareth & Deborah

Thank you for your email.

The Tithe Award Survey 1840 shows Jennet Croft as one acre of arable land owned by John Hoyland of Brierley Hall Church St. Brierley, and farmed by John Wilkinson of Grimethorpe. His farm house was close to what is now Windmill Avenue . The well is marked a Coblers (Cobblers) Well on the 1893  6" Ordnance Survey map of the village. There were no buildings on the site at that time. The next map I have is the 1919 Ordnance Survey, this shows the present buildings. I would be interested to see what buildings were there in the period 1894 to 1918. You may view a photograph of the well at Cobblers Well




Reply from Gareth & Deborah


"Wow-fantastic-thank you so much.  Why was the well bricked up in the first place? It seems such a shame. It might not take a lot for us to restore it. We will have to see. Thanks once again Deborah and Gareth Turner-Broadhead


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