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Draining and Flooding
Land drainage
Soil drainage
Wells and dams
main image Well-house, Pitnacree, Perthshire
Given its high rainfall and varied topography, there is no shortage of water in rural Scotland. Water could be accessed locally from springs, wells and from the 19th century, pumps.

This well-house consists of a vaulted-roofed stone chamber, built into the hillside over the site of a spring.

The field in which it is situated is also used by grazing animals. The structure, with its locked door, protects the source from contamination and the adjacent ground from being churned up into mud.

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