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 Post subject: Rowton Well
PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:34 pm 
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I know remarkably little about this Sutton Coldfield site. A good site image can be seen here: http://www.ephotozine.com/u37049/gallery/401240 A useful summary can be found here: http://members.aol.com/benen1/Magicalmidlands.htm The gist of the site is that it is in prehistoric wetlands, but is itself a deteriorating masonry structure, although August 2007 repairs were due to be conducted at Rowtons Well.

Interesting associations include the 'witnessed' healing properties of the springs which saw its waters recommended by the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital, and ruts from the wagon trail used to collect the water are still evident. However, this was a culmination of a history of water use believed to have started with by the 'local' Romans but which were certainly used for curing 'inveterate, cutaneous and chronic ailments' by 1762. The Well also became a favoured bathing spot, and a flag pole was erected to indicate when it was in use.

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In fact now I come to compare the images I feel this looks very much like Keepers Well also of Sutton Coldfield.

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