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|Description ||St Mary's Whitewell stands on a small raise mound, to the south of which are two wells. One well is still visible though overgrown behind a wooden enclosure by a very short walk through two gates on the SW of the church's perimeter. The well had been tested for calcium (perhaps giving the name) though was not present. A sign in the church recognises that it may well have been originally placed there in relation to earlier veneration of the wells.|
Visited here this evening, and this place felt good but very ambient and numinous. Church is down in a dip, but by virtue of being painted white is locally very visible. What I felt here I don't feel in many places, and thought it very interesting. Not a visually impressive well, but the location is worthy of a visit. Parking a short distance away on drive to church.
| Where's the second well? I wondered if it may be in this band of undergrowth to the immediate south of the churchyard perimeter. Nasty nettles here - even next to path they were stinging through trousers, and still tingling four hours later!|
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