Couple uncovers century-old secret well beneath kitchen floor during renovation

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A couple discovered a secret well over 100 years old hidden under their kitchen floor while renovating their recently purchased home. The well, with a depth of six metres, dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria.

The couple, 28 year old Emma Harrison and 27 year old Rhys Stainer from the United Kingdom, found the unexpected secret beneath the kitchen floorboards as they were renovating their new home, according to the Daily Mail. The couple had recently moved from Malvern Hills to the historic house, built during the late 19th century, around 1897. They decided to remodel the kitchen to suit their needs better.

To their astonishment, they uncovered a large, well-preserved, brick-lined well with clear, clean water under the floor. To determine its depth, they attached a bowl to a long rope and lowered it, confirming that the well was approximately six metres deep. Given that their house was constructed in the late 1800s, the well is likely over 100 years old. Emma said…

“We love the old house and it’s amazing finding these things. We know the house was built around 1897 and the well might have been built around the same time to provide water for the family.”

The couple decided to place a glass panel above the ancient well to admire it every day, calling it an amazing feature for their kitchen. Besides the old well, they found horse teeth and other things in their house.

After posting the story and videos online, netizens shared their reactions. Some found the well terrifying, commenting:

“Your husband is very brave standing over a 20-foot hole on bare wooden floorboards.”

“No, no, I wouldn’t stay in the house after finding this well.”

“From all the horror film experiences I’ve had, I suggest sealing it permanently.”

“How will you handle ghosts or demons? With a keychain or spray?”

“Imagine if everyone in the family disappears into it.”

“I couldn’t stay in the house, I would turn to stone as a mouse ran out.”

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organizations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in London, Singapore, and Bangkok. She now uncovers general stories related to Thailand.