Category Archives: Nottinghamshire Holy Wells and Springs

Willow Rundle Spring

by Frank E Earp The Nottinghamshire village of East Stoke, famed for being the site of ‘Stoke Field’, the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, was once connected to the neighbouring village of Elston by Elston Lane. The … Continue reading

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Watnall’s wonderful curative well

by Ross Parish A stone throw away from Giltbrook Retail Park, with the bustle of Ikea, is a little known and poorly recorded sacred spring called simply the Holy Well (SK 499 456). Found in wooded area beside Trough Lane. Approached by … Continue reading

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A lost holy well found? The Lady well of Mansfield

by Ross Parish Of St. Mary’s Well, Mansfield, English Heritage’s Pastscape entry reads: “There is much modern development in this area and there is now no surface evidence of a former well: local enquiry also negative.” Such is the entry … Continue reading

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St Ann’s Well

by Joe Earp IT is hard to imagine now that the area covered by the St Annʼs district of Nottingham was once a part of Sherwood Forest. With a few scattered dwellings, it remained covered in rough pasture and woodland until the … Continue reading

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