SK7224 : The Bleak Hills, near Holwell, Leicestershire

taken 12 years ago, near to Holwell, Leicestershire, Great Britain

The Bleak Hills, near Holwell,  Leicestershire
The Bleak Hills, near Holwell, Leicestershire
Looking SW across Fox Holes to the Bleak Hills. At the head of this small deep valley is a "Holy Well" called Holwell Mouth, a chalybeate spring which is the source of the River Smite.The water course is stained rust brown; the water being rather sulphurous tasting. Although rather neglected now, the site enjoyed a reputation as a medicinal spring during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when it had a stone surround and seats for the invalids who visited it.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 February, 2006   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 28 February, 2006
Category
Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 725 246 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.8926N 0:55.4733W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 728 249
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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