Orryside Well (216) – Colby


Orryside Well, Main Road, Colby.

This well in Colby was discovered when digging foundations and the original pump mechanism was found nearby. As you can see, the pump and well are now a special feature within the property.

The pump is displayed behind the well; the shaft is lit up and has a glass top and the water level rises when it rains.  There is even a rubber duck in the shaft floating about.

The owner wonders if it was a community well that served the people of Colby at one time.  Further research will need to be done to confirm this either way though a family member has done some research and believes this to be so.  It is not indicated on the OS map of 1868 but it could have been in use and served the community after the survey was carried out.


Submitted by owner at Orryside




The well is in Colby in a private home.


No access without permission.


NLS OS 25″ Isle of Man Sheet XVI.6 Surveyed: 1867, Published: 1869.   The well is not indicated on the OS.


If you have any information on this well please contact me and quote well record number (216) as this will help identify which well you are referring too.