Site of Holy Well at Whitnash

Slow moving stream cutting across photo with overhanging branches behind, muddy ground in foreground | Image courtesy of Gary Stocker, February 2020
Holy Well of Whitnash
Image courtesy of Gary Stocker, February 2020
Description of this historic site

The site of a holy well of unknown date. It was located 400m east of Whitnash.

Notes about this historic site

1 Site of an ancient well by the side of Whitnash Brook. The site is now drained, but the little stream of water which flows into the Brook is still believed to possess healing powers.
2 It was thought that the waters of Whitnash Holy Well could foretell the future. There is a story that a church bell was lost down the well when it was carried there to be blessed.
3 Photo of the field.
4 Various references and observations.

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