Returning eastwards to the north of Andron B, one has to the right a series of rooms built against the north wall of the andron. Their walls are not bonded into the masonry of the andron, and it appears that they are late structures, possibly of Byzantine date. After having descended a staircase to the north-east of Andron B, you have to the left the end of a retaining wall which continuing eastwards has a well-house inserted into its central part.

    The Well-house has three low gneiss columns with simple Doric marble capitals. Between the columns is a low barrier and behind is a water basin. The retaining wall on the sides of the well-house is built in the manner of 4th-century masonry, whereas the wellhouse is of a type used in Hellenistic times and possibly dates from the 2nd century BC. However, since the western end of the retaining wall is placed on top of the bottom step of the probably Hekatomnid (i.e. 4th century BC) staircase, the 4th-century appearance of the wall may mean that it has been moved to its present position from where it stood before, possibly behind the back wall of the well-house.

The Well-house.

    This could explain why the well-house strangely enough is not perfectly aligned with the retaining wall; according to the hypothesis, the wall may in fact originally have had the same orientation as the rear wall of the well-house. The reason why the wall was moved may have been to make it parallel to the retaining wall of the Temple Terrace, some 12-13 meters further north, and to create in this way a rectangular terrace, suitable for the 2nd century AD Well-house Stoa (no. 13).

Well-house Terrace wall

seen from the south-west.

8.Andron B    9.Andron C    10. South Bath    11.Terrace House    12.The Well-house and its Terrace wall    13.East Stoa    14.Well-house Stoa