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|Description ||According to RootsWeb.com, this well is also known as Maggy Figgy and Margery Daw and was a popular place to christen your doll on Good Friday. The well has been restored by the Carn Marth Preservation Group and is kept locked as a safety measure. I’m sure Figgy Dowdy would approve of this as the rhyme ….|
Figgy Dowdy had a well
On the top of Carn Marth hill
And she locked it night and day
Lest they took her water away
…. is associated with the well.
To visit, take the A393 from Redruth to Falmouth, at the top of the hill between Redruth and Lanner, turn left into Carn Marth Lane. Park by the old engine house and walk toward the top of the hill. After passing the last house but before the old quarry, steps lead off to the right (downhill). The well is a very short distance at the bottom of the steps. The steps may be very hard to locate once the summer grass gets growing.
After visiting the well it's worth continuing the short climb to the top of Carn Marth for a wonderful view of the surrounding country.
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