What does 1862 mean to you?

Here’s a little mystery that hopefully one of my followers can help with.

John Crocker has sent me a picture (above) and the following message:

I was walking (climbing) up Langridge Lane today when l saw this spring by the side of the road. The lintel has a carved inscription containing a date plus other characters.

Does anyone know what they mean? All l know of that year was that civil war was raging in America and the Theatre Royal in Bath was gutted by fire – and subsequently rebuilt.

Do let us know if you can help John.