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|Description ||Seven Wells is found in the delightful village of Bisley, built into the hillside below All Saintís Church and graveyard.|
A semicircle of five gothic arched recesses account for five wells with the water arising in the hillside being channelled into a shallow stone trough and then down into a subterranean gravel bottomed pool. Two other channels emerge from each end of the structure and their water falls into deeper stone troughs before overflowing and disappearing underground. That makes seven.
The present structure was built in 1863 when the local vicar restored the well. Although long used as a water supply, the presence of a church on the hill above since Saxon times and evidence of a pagan religious site in Roman times would indicate that this well has been long revered.
On Ascension Day, a service in the church is followed by a procession down the hill to the well which is blessed and then decorated with flowers by local school children.
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