SU9559 : The Holy Well of St John the Baptist

taken 12 years ago, near to Bisley, Surrey, Great Britain

The Holy Well of St John the Baptist
The Holy Well of St John the Baptist
This well is close to the church of St John the Baptist at Bisley, and is a Grade II listed building. From a sign on the site: "Reputedly this ancient well has never run dry or frozen up. It has provided a dependable supply of fresh water for centuries and was mentioned more than 300 years ago by John Aubrey, the Surrey antiquarian. Earlier still, there is evidence from the Pyrford Charter Bounds (956AD) suggesting that a church had been constructed near the well when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire. The spring water contains a significant amount of dissolved iron (as the rusty colour of the outflow shows). The well was restored by local volunteers in 2002 when an ugly concrete cap was removed.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 28 September, 2005
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Well, fountain or water spout   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 955 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.5416N 0:37.8475W
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