Heild Well, Clitheroe

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

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3. HEALD WELL AND BUCK INN
Heald (sometimes spelled Heild or Hield) was thought for hundreds of years to refer to a 'cover' or 'shelter' of some description. There is, however, no archaeological evidence to support this idea and recent research by staff at Clitheroe Library, corroborated by the English Place-Name Society, suggests that Heald Well might in fact mean something like 'well (or spring) at the slope'. Imagine the lay of the land between the upper St Mary's Well near Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and the lower Heild Well, and you'll see that this well sits at the foot of that slope. There are records about this well in the Court Leets, for example of fines incurred for washing 'yarne', 'lether' and 'garbidge' in the town's drinking water, and other anecdotes like the travelling Ventriloquist who fell in one night while drunk.
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c1900
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