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St John's Well, Skelsmergh
St John's Well
St John's Chapel
Chapel Well
locality:-   Otter Bank
locality:-   Garth Row
civil parish:-   Skelsmergh (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   spring
locality type:-   well
locality type:-   chapel
coordinates:-   SD53039709
1Km square:-   SD5397
10Km square:-   SD59

evidence:-   possibly old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Abby Well
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Abby Well"
circle; spring 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

A holy well; the chapel built over the well.
Shown on an estate map of Otter Bank, 1840

Tyson, Blake: 1998: St John's Well and Chapel, Skelsmergh: CWAAS: series 2 vol.98: pp.155-167

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