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| Ebbing and Flowing Well (Chapel) |
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|Description ||The site of the well as seen from above at the roadside. The area is fenced off from the surrounding farmland and very soft underfoot, implying a fair flow of water.|
|The ebbing and flowing well was long regarded as a natural wonder of the Peak District. According to local sources the ebbing and flowing was due to a natural underground syphon. For some reason, thought to be the collapse of the syphon or some other change to the underground water table, this process no longer occurs. The well ceased to ebb and flow possibly as long ago as a hundred years or more.|
|Some years ago the road by the well was 'remade'. It is believed this ruined the ebbing & flowing.|
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