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Five Wells

Chambered Tomb


The name, "Five-Wells," has arisen from the circumstance that in the vicinity, five fields so abut upon a spring that each has a drinking-place or "well supplied therefrom. The name is also applied to a farmhouse near.
From John Ward's 'Five-Wells Tumulus, Derbyshire' in the Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist (1901). He describes his excavations of the site.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th April 2011ce
Edited 30th April 2011ce

Comments (2)

The five wells are still there in the fields below the chamber. stubob Posted by stubob
30th April 2011ce
That's nice to hear, Stu. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th April 2011ce
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