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Submitted by DavidCWoods on Sunday, 07 November 2004  Page Views: 17048

Springs and Holy WellsSite Name: Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton) Alternative Name: Anne Boleyn's Well, Notre Dame de Boulogne's Well
Country: England County: Surrey Type: Holy Well or Sacred Spring
Nearest Town: London  Nearest Village: Carshalton
Map Ref: TQ279645
Latitude: 51.365172N  Longitude: 0.164187W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
2 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton)
Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton) submitted by DavidCWoods : Not obviously a well, apart from the notice, but quite pleasant none the less. It is situated just opposite Carshalton Ponds, and is close to the local Heritage Centre. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Holy Well or sacred spring in Surrey

Situated on the corner of High Street and Church Hill in Carshalton, outside All Saints Church, the well is now filled with flowers and has a small notice beside it.

Local legend has it that Anne Boleyn's horse stumbled on a stone while she and Henry VIII were journeying from Nonsuch Palace to see a local nobleman and that the well sprung up on the site.

The problem with this story is that Nonsuch Palace was built in 1538, while Anne was executed in 1536! It is more likely that the name is a corruption of Notre Dame de Boulogne, as the Count of Boulogne was Lord of the Manor of Carshalton in the 12th Century.

holywell wrote: Well is now dry and overgrown but easily found by the church. Said to have arisen from the hoof of Queen Anne Boleyn’s horse. However, more probably St Anne or from "Bolonia" or "Bologne", a local C13th landowner.
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Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton)
Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton) submitted by holywell : Ann's well Carshalton (Vote or comment on this photo)

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TQ2764 : Carshalton Pond by N Chadwick
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Re: Queen Anne's Well (Carshalton) by coldrum on Saturday, 03 April 2010
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