Chiltern Society PhotoGroup

The Maharajah's Well is a major attraction with a fascinating history. Edward Anderdon Reade, the local squire at Ipsden, had worked with the Maharajah of Benares in his role of Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Provinces. Reade had sunk a well in 1831 to aid a local Indian community. Reade left the area in 1860 and few years later the Maharajah, recalling his generosity, commissioned a well at Stoke Row which had few natural sources of water. It was sunk in 1863 and opened a year later.
Author: Q Barrett