stock well

1) Of unclear meaning but probably some kind of timber framework for a well, perhaps in the shaft of a draw well.

Not uncommon as a minor place-name but not a recognised word in the vocabulary. It occurs several times in Yorkshire, for example: a.1189 Stockewell furlangs, Denby

1334 Stokwelleynge, Ardsley

1401 Stockwell Lane, Hedon

1637 the Stockwell Greene, Sheffield

1751 John Robinson ... was sinking a well at Hunsingore and had occasion for some old wood to make well stocks.

dates 1189 1334 1401 1637 1751

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