SK4118 : Griffydam well

taken 12 years ago, near to Peggs Green, Leicestershire, Great Britain

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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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SK4118, 21 images   (more nearby )
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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
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 413 183
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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