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All Hallows Well

Sacred Well

This site is of disputed antiquity. If you have any information that could help clarify this site's authenticity, please post below or leave a post in the forum.
Nearest Town:Blackburn (0km W)
OS Ref (GB):   SD684279 / Sheet: 103
Latitude:53° 44' 46.32" N
Longitude:   2° 28' 45.18" W

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It is alleged that, in 1654, a stone tablet was recovered from All Hallows Well close to the River Blakewater in the centre of Blackburn, commemorating the dedication of a temple to the Helleno-Egyptian deity Serapis by Claudius Hieronymus, legate of the Legio VI Victrix.

I've heard it likely that the Roman religious activity suggests that this site was sacred in the prehistoric period. Its dedication to "All Hallows" might also suggest this.

Sadly, nothing remains at present bar a commemorative plaque nearby describing the 1654 discovery.
Posted by TheElf
4th February 2007ce