Ancient Spring in Ladywell Wood

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Dan Collins on February 27, 2008

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This spring does not appear on any maps I have so far seen, but must have been of some significance at one time due to the Yew tree set atop the sandstone rock and tell of a monastic settlement nearby (TBC). The spring is one of two I know of on this hill, the other sitting behind Bullmeadow coppice to the South.

JH_AF on March 1, 2008

I used to play there when I was a kid - 40 years ago! I recognised it straight away, I'm amazed to see it's still there. There used to be a ruined cottage nearby, too.

Dan Collins on March 4, 2008

Ruined Cottage - There are still the remains of what could be your cottage up behind the spring. No walls past knee height now, tho it may have been filled in. I have been told that a hermit used to live in the woods some years past, and the woods were 'His Woods!' Maybe it was his cottage..?

Dan Collins on September 27, 2010

Looking at a map from 1899 - 1904 there was more than one cottage up here. They were aptly named 'Ladywell Cottages'

From a great web resource: Staffordshire Past Tracks

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