NZ0737 : Chapel Walls Well, Wolsingham

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

Chapel Walls Well, Wolsingham
Chapel Walls Well, Wolsingham
Near the well are the remains of a moated manor house dating to the C12th but there is little to see above ground LinkExternal link

Earthworks existing in the field immediately south of the well are thought to be part of a medieval settlement (either a village or part of the manor house) NZ0737 : Chapel Walls, Upper Town, Wolsingham It has also been associated with remains of a failed monastic foundation documented in the C12th.
Moated Manor, Chapel Walls (Wolsingham) LinkExternal link
Gatehouse: LinkExternal link
Wolsingham
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0765 3767 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.0371N 1:52.9632W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0764 3765
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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