Grid Reference: SE 2090 3690
Location In the memorial garden at the Junction of Town Gate and Town Wells Drive.
Although the first surviving mention of the Town Wells at Calverley dates to the 17th century, the present structure probably dates to a refurbishment of 1836. There are four gritstone troughs of equal size with a deeper one at the end into which the water should flow, though the supply now seems dry.
Victorian photographs of the site show the troughs standing above ground level and backed by a low wall. This gives them a similar appearance to the Town Wells at Guiseley. At the time the wells stood in an open area known as The Green. However, the wells became disused and in the 1930s it was decided to make the area into a small public garden. This was surrounded by railings which had a pattern of alternating circles and crosses. Inevitably, the site became known locally as the OXO wells.
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