SJ3074 : Hampston's Well

taken 7 years ago, near to Burton, Cheshire, Great Britain

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Hampston's Well
Hampston's Well
This well or spring possibly served iron age settlements at Burton Point and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Burton about 900AD.

The earliest known records are dated 1602/3 in the Manor Court book where it is referred to as Patrick's well , located on one side
of the conygreave bounded by the mill, Denna Lane, and the shore.

The constables of Burton were charged with cleaning the well each year and all able bodied men of Burton were required to help under pain of a fine of sixpence.

By the 19th century it had become known as Hampston's Well after a family who had lived in Burton since the 16th century.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011
Memorial > Commemorative stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6769N 3:2.1604W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 743
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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