SJ3074 : Hampston's Well Spring

taken 11 years ago, near to Burton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Hampston's Well Spring
Hampston's Well Spring
This spring-pool is known as Hampston's Well.

This well or spring possibly served iron age settlements at Burton Point and the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Burton about 900AD.

The earliest known records are dated 1602/3 in the Manor Court book where it is referred to as Patrick's well, located on one side of the conygreave bounded by the mill, Denna Lane, and the shore.

The constables of Burton were charged with cleaning the well each year and all able bodied men of Burton were required to help under pain of a fine of sixpence.

By the 19th century it had become known as Hampston's Well after a family who had lived in Burton since the 16th century.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6714N 3:2.1693W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 743
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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