Stocks Well, Clitheroe

Stocks Well, Clitheroe
Stocks Well, Clitheroe
Stocks Well, Clitheroe
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Stocks Well, Clitheroe
Clitheroe
Clitheroe was served by three wells until a cholera break out 1849, and a report by Mr. B.H. Babbage which led to the Clitheroe Water Works Company being established.

Heritage Open Days 2021 - Edible Clitheroe
7. STOCK WELL
Referred to for centuries as Stocks Well, Stock Well has in fact nothing to do with Clitheroe's town stocks. More research by Clitheroe Library staff, again corroborated by the English Place-Name Society, has demonstrated that Stock Well, derived from Old English stocc, most likely means 'well (or spring) by the tree stump' and harks back to the original deforestation or clearing of what would become the Stock Well Meadow, before its more recent incorporation into what is now the castle grounds. Imagine a Clitheroe with fewer man-made landmarks. How might you navigate or refer to areas of the town? Which geographical or natural features would you rely on?
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c1900
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