A trough in the ditch at the side of Cripton Lane is the site of Ashover's ancient Cripton Well, whose waters were once held to be extremely pure and healthy. It is fed with water from the hillside above and is said to never run dry. Although the well is now all but obscured by the road and is in dire need of cleaning and renovation, at one time more water was drawn and drunk from it than from anywhere else in Ashover. Such was its popularity and supposed health-giving powers that residents from Ashover's two hydropathic establishments, Ashover House Hydro and Ambervale, would make the strenuous trek up to the well to take the waters. (1)
Bibliographic reference: Warner, T & Buxton, P (North East Derbyshire District Council). 1979. Ashover Village Trail. p 5, p 14.
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ASHOVER, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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