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Monument record MDR8795 - High Well, south of Taddington

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

One of the more significant of Taddington's many wells. Enclosed within a substantial drystone wall of limestone, with narrow access in order to exclude stock, but enable humans to reach the water. (1-3) Spring or 'well' running from the base of a limestone outcrop, which feeds an oval pond. The spring and pond are contained withni an oval enclosure designed to keep stock off the site. The feature dates from the post-medieval period or earlier. It was restored in the alte 20th century. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication. 1999.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1988: 416.9-10.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 1988: 13549.1-3.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2003. High Well, Taddington, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 2003. No.1, p2.



Grid reference Centred SK 1442 7082 (20m by 14m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Mar 20 2015 4:11PM

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