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Monument record MDR13338 - Nanny's Well, Crossings Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a well situated here on the 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880. It is named as 'Nanny's Well' on the 3rd edition 25" OS map of the early 20th century. (1-3) Near Higher Crossings is a medicinal spring known as 'Nanny's Well'. It is thought to have originally been dedicated to either Saint Anne or Saint Ninian, with the name later being corrupted to Nanny. The water that bubbles up from Nanny's Well apparently possesses valuable medicinal qualities. The water is not thought to be from a thermal spring, as it appears at a temperature below that of the average temperature of the atmosphere. (4) Nanny's Well appears on modern OS mapping and can also be seen on Google Maps Street View [2012]. (5-6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 13.1, with photos.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <6> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Website viewed 24/10/2012.



Grid reference Centred SK 0473 8082 (5m by 6m)

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Record last edited

Mar 13 2015 11:46AM

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