Family renovating kitchen dig up 300-year-old well while adding underfloor heating

A couple discover a well lying underneath their kitchen flooring as they were undergoing their kitchen renovation
Kevin and Ellie Mort dug up their floor to install underfloor heating and discovered a well (Image credit: Kevin and Ellie Mort)

A family renovating their kitchen were surprised to find a 300-year-old well beneath their floor after pulling up the old tiles to install underfloor heating.

Rather than cover it back over, Kevin Mort and his daughter Ellie, who live in Audlem, near Cheshire, started filming their unusual discovery for their TikTok page and decided to keep digging to see what else they might uncover. 


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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.