SJ8955 : Gawton's Well

taken 7 years ago, near to Brown Edge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Gawton's Well
Gawton's Well
Hidden away in the woodlands of Greenway Bank Country Park and on an unmarked path is Gawton's Well. It is reputed to be a healing or holy well, the story goes that a man riddled with disease was driven from his village and made his way here. After bathing in the water he was cured and remained living close by as a hermit under SJ9055 : Gawton's Rock. The very clear water of the spring emerges from a pipe at the base of the wall at the rear, it then runs through two stone troughs before becoming a stream. Even after the driest Spring on record there was still plenty of water emerging. Whether or not you believe the tales this is still a lovely place to visit and just sit quietly for a while.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 555 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8232N 2:9.2178W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 555
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Well  Holy Well  Healing Well  Stone Troughs  Stone Walls 

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