6:00pm - 9:00pm


LT3, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield, S3 7RD United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event Description

CIWEM Tyne and Humber Branch invites you to an evening talk about the Hermitage well in Pontefract which will be held at Sheffield University and streamed to our hubs in Leeds and Newcastle. The talk will describe the investigations into the cause, difficulties encountered and proposed remedial action.

The Hermitage well in Pontefract is part of a Grade 1 listed medieval structure carved by hand into sandstone. During construction of a new hospital close to the well, the water level fluctuated widely and stabilised at a significantly higher level than historically, such that the well now has to be pumped continuously to prevent damage. The pumping system is intrusive and the public are no longer able to visit this fascinating site.

The is evening talk will describe the investigations into the cause, difficulties encountered and proposed remedial action. A sustainable solution has been identified, but with little cooperation from key parties the situation remains unresolved after 10 years.

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Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email.

There will be no catering or refreshments provided at this event.

This event will be held at The Diamond, The University of Sheffield and also streamed at the Leeds and Newcastle venues.

Tickets for each venue are available on the booking page.

Leeds address: GHD Offices, Alexandra House, Lawnswood Business Park, Leeds LS16 6QY

Newcastle address: Mott MacDonald, Floor 6, Time Central, 32 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SN

If you have any queries about this event please contact mike.watson@nwl.co.uk.

For general enquiries please email Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

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