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    St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

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    lowergate

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    St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

    Post  lowergate on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:31 am


    St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

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    Re: St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:37 am

    John I think there used to be a spring there - in the area of St Helena House upon the golfcourse. Don't know whether its still there but have heard mention of it. Can't tell you anything more about it, but I would say YES there was a well / spring there in the past. Wherever you get the name St Helen you can say with some certainty that there was a well. sunny
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    Re: St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

    Post  lowergate on Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:48 am

    Yes Ray, I have seen the spring - a rather large issue - on the top section of the golf course and recall seeing the name St Helena House on an old OS map of the area. Are the two related ? Any ideas ?

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    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:40 am

    John, I would say YES they are connected. So the spring is still there - thats interesting. Thanks John.sunny
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    Re: St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

    Post  lowergate on Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:52 am

    Hi again Ray,

    What validity do you put on 'yes' ?

    What was or is St Helena House ?

    This research is for a forthcoming publication by the Lancashire Catholic History Society of which I am co-editor - as you know we research Christian and pre-Christian wells/springs/groves/etc., so I must get my facts right, or as right as can be ...

    Thanks again Ray & Happy Birthday

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    Re: St Helena Well, Marsden Height, Nelson, Lancashire query SD 866 361

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:09 am

    Well its just the proximity of the house (St Helena) that makes me think the spring/well was originally named for the saint. Though looking at recent Os maps the said house does not now appear to be called by that name. Other than than, a few local people, including someone on TNA recently asked what did I know about St Helen's spring on the golf course. I said I didn't know a great deal and that remains the case. At some point I would like to take a few photos up there. Thanks John. Yes, I'm looking forward to my birthday - my older brother is coming up from Stoke on Trent. He's something of an expert on Roman stuff. Have been trying to get him to come on TNA - but as yet have not succeeded, will keep trying though. Ray.


    Up-date. The spring is most likely to be the one at the top end of the golfcourse which is sometimes called Finn's Well. The house or farm building that "used" to be called St Helena is now a converted barn and is not "now" called St Helena. Finn's Well or Finsley Well has recently been turned into a nice little pool in keeping with the bunkers of the golfcourse. The water flows into the pool, at one end, through a square-shaped aperture, and flows out through another square-shaped hole, ie an overflow, at the opposite side. The pool is in-keeping with its surrounds - namely the golfcourse!

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