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Wild Well at Norton Hollow?


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1 hour ago, Heartshome said:

Hia, you are dead right!!   I have a pristine photo card image of the WILD WELL view looking down the path,

with the most clear view of Laycocks upper part on the skyline, which has been verified by my friend who

lives at Norton Lees. We have been down to the area, but it's difficult to access due to heavy undergrowth

and bushes.

There seems to be some 'confusion' with that one said to be at the bottom of Graves Park.

My friend knows the park very well, but she can't place it!! but doesn't think it's a well anyway, just a stream crossing.

Can you mark on a map exactly where you think the well is please?

As for Graves Park, I wonder if they are talking about the pack horse bridge that is on the old road to London that runs through Graves Park? Their description of its location fits...

 

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Bridge is marked with the arrow Botton left, old road with arrow at the top, shown as a row of trees...

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On 11/12/2021 at 22:08, LeadFarmer said:

Can you mark on a map exactly where you think the well is please?

As for Graves Park, I wonder if they are talking about the pack horse bridge that is on the old road to London that runs through Graves Park? Their description of its location fits...

 

packhorse_bridge.jpg.c292bae65ba3d33b3c616f2d55f4cf84.jpg

 

Bridge is marked with the arrow Botton left, old road with arrow at the top, shown as a row of trees...

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Hi LeadFarmer, if you go to :- southside's MAP,   January 15th 2017.   This is IT!

I also found the same on another map. 

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The bridge on the old turnpike road in Graves Park is probably a later addition to the turnpike, it is thought that earlier traffic would ford  the stream rather than go over it. The stream (Cold Brook) was the source of water for the Wild Well at Norton Hollow.

I walked part of the old turnpike route last summer, setting off from the top of Derbyshire Lane, going down through the Park, over the little bridge, up the tarmac lane and out of the park, along Little Norton Lane, down Dyche Lane and up towards Coal Aston, taking a right turn down Green Lane, where I caught the bus to Unstone Green to pick up the trail where it crosses over the river Drone at the old packhorse bridge (dated 1717) the trail goes up Old Whittington Lane, coming out by the Cock & Magpie pub just above Revolution House at Old Whittington.

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