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|Description ||SU101681 Visited 13.08.04 Eventually found the spring site - it's marked on maps, and on the local notices, but not quite clear how you get there. There appeared to be two spring sites, decorated with offerings, but both were dry.|
|Imel Medina |
|Are these springs now extinct?What a sad loss.Perhaps they may return some day when the time is right.|
|I believe that they flow after heavy rain and during the winter where the feed "winterbournes". There are a number of streams in Wiltshire called "Winterbournes" because they only appear in the winter (bourne is the same word as the Scottish "burn" - both from the Anglo-Saxon "burna" a spring)|
|I read somewhere ,according to legend,it starts to flow on mayday. I go to this place about 2-4 times a week.I have seen it flow through 4 springs but never the main one.|
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