SK4118 : Griffydam well

near to Peggs Green, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Griffydam well
Griffydam well
The ancient well in Griffydam is still there. The village name comes from the old English terms for a dragon, or griffin, and a dam, meaning well or water source. The legend is that a griffin took up residence in the cave in the rock, and wouldn't allow villagers to obtain their water. Until a chivalrous knight rode by and slew the beast. The iron grill was loose, and removed and then replaced to take the photograph.
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2006
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 April, 2008
Category
Well, fountain or water spout   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 183 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.6654N 1:23.3298W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 183
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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