Before the Water Tower at Potton Wood was
erected the landowners who built most of the cottages in the village, had
people to sink wells to get a water supply. At one time it was reported that
there 18 water wells in Everton. The sandy soil along the top of the Greensand
Ridge is very absorbent and the water table lies between XX and XX feet (? m.)
beneath the surface. It was reported that one of the wells in the parish
collapsed with the brickwork falling not in but out - into a huge cavern. A
huge underground lake was seen!
There were six wells at the church end of
the village, a very deep one in the middle of the cross-roads with a huge elm
tree beside it. The water from this well was called "dead men's'
juice" as the well was only a few yards from the churchyard. It supplied
pure water to the houses in the vicinity but there were three further wells
down this end of the village as well as two at Park Farm.