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