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    Holy Well in Lancashire. This is probably the largest holy well in the county but little is known regarding it. Some authorities believe that its present structure is due to the reculsant Catholic family, the Radcliffes who lived nearby and the well bears their coat of arms. It was used as a secret baptistry and mass centre ( some say disguised as a dairy! ).

    This dates the present structure to the 1680s. The site is older than this and just above the well house is an oval pool. This is lined with ancient stones and full of water.
    The water was used in recent times for eye problems and was according to the author Twycross visited by pilgrims. More recently in the 1980s a welldressing occured here.
    The well house with its vaulted ceiling and tiled roof is in good order despite its remote location









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    Very nice mate.
    Is that over Blackburn way?

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    Is that over Blackburn way
    it is mate just outside abbey village
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    Very nice Peter, top two especially.

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    never knew about this, and I grew up so near to here

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    It's at the top of Tocholes woods. My mate broke his shoulder on his mountain bike doing a drop off over there. I'd love to have seen that house next to it have been saved bet it would be interesting. Shame you can't go in any more but they closed it due to all the witch craft stuff that kept getting left in there.

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    Shame you can't go in any more but they closed it due to all the witch craft stuff that kept getting left in there.


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    Haha was it not padlocked? Not been up there for years

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