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Springs and Holy WellsSite Name: Holy well (Barking)
Country: England County: Greater London Type: Holy Well or Sacred Spring
Nearest Town: Barking  Nearest Village: Loxford
Map Ref: TQ450853
Latitude: 51.547968N  Longitude: 0.089799E
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
Destroyed 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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Holy Well or Sacred Spring in Greater London

In the heart of sub-urban East London is a record of a holy well noted as Halywellbrooke associated with the bridge which would cross Loxford water, south of Ilford Bridge. The rental of 1456 notes ‘pasture lying at the northern head of Luzias land… near Halywell and… at Loxfordbrigge’ and ‘land in Longlond at Halywellbrooke’.
The site does not appear to have survived but there is a pond there which presumably is fed by a spring. There is no map evidence of the exact location however.
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
TQ4585 : The head of Barking Park Lake by Marathon
by Marathon
TQ4585 : The Lake, Barking Park by David Anstiss
by David Anstiss
TQ4585 : Barking Park Lake by Marathon
by Marathon
TQ4585 : The Loxford Water in Barking Park by Marathon
by Marathon
TQ4485 : The South Park Drive end of Barking Park Lake by Geographer
by Geographer

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