✹ About Tuesday 10 March 1662/63 Carol on 11 Mar 2016 • Link I live in a house on the outskirts of south west London. It was built in 1827 and we have found three wells - two in the cellar and one just outside. At our allotments across the road there is no mains water - we have a number of hand pumps dotted about the site and pump our water directly from the ground (we're very close to the river Thames). In a dry summer that's a lot of pumping and carrying! It certainly makes us appreciate the amazing luxury of a clean, piped water supply when we get home.