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Work finishes on the Coleby Well Heads

11/07/2019

The Well Heads in Coleby Village are of significant historical value and restoration work has now been completed thanks to a £3,600 grant from FCC Communities Foundation and contributions from several Coleby residents.

The money, awarded by FCC Communities Foundation was used to repair and restore the Well Heads so that their unique historical value is maintained for future generations.

Coleby Parish Council commissioned this work which started at the end of March and was completed in early May 2019. This was well ahead of schedule and was helped by the exceptionally good spring weather which enabled the contractors to finish the job earlier than expected.

The work was undertaken by Jason Henfrey, Stone Masons from nearby Newark. Jason trained at Lincoln Cathedral and specialises in traditional stone-masonry.

The Chairman of Coleby Parish Council Karen Playford said ‘we are extremely pleased to have completed this work on the Well Heads Project well ahead of schedule and the quality of the restoration work undertaken by the contractors. The Well Heads are a unique feature of the village; they are an important part of our village heritage and are of interest to the public generally and to historians in particular. It’s thanks to the FCC Communities Foundation funding that we have been able to undertake this work’.