I’ll keep a list of Staffordshire’s springs and wells and their stories as I find them here, until I decide what to do with them..
Merliches/Maudlin’s Well, Beacon Park (?), Lichfield – tradition suggests that Maudlin’s Well, somewhere near to Shaw Lane, was so called due to a drunkard tumbling in one evening after one too many.
Jacob’s Well, Friars Alley (?), Lichfield – a few yards from Trunkfield brook was a spring reputed to cure weak and sore eyes
St Mary’s Well, Breadmarket St (?), Lichfield – according to the County History, St. Mary’s Well, in Breadmarket Street was opposite the west end of St. Mary’s church, and existed in the late Middle Ages
Foulwell/Donniwell, Aldershawe, nr Lichfield
St Chad’s Well, Stowe, Lichfield – See here
Nun’s Well, Cannock Wood– a spring rising up into a chamber cut into the rock and built up with stone blocks. A c.16th arch was built over it and there is a large oak tree over the site which is now reportedly now destroyed. Its water was once said to have cured sore eyes and there is a legend that a ghost of a nun pushed into the well haunts the site.
St Betram’s Well, Ilam
Stoneywell, nr Lichfield – a round pool where a spring flows from beneath a large boulder. It’s said that local people believed that if they moved the stone, then their cattle would fall ill.
St Modwen’s well, Canwell, nr Lichfield
St Ruffin’s Well, Tamworth
Giddywell, nr Lichfield
St John’s Well, Shenstone
St Erasmus Well, Ingestre
Meg A Wood’s Well, Chapel Ash
St Crudley’s, Bilston
The Leper Well, Codsall
St Modwen’s Well, Canwell, nr Tamworth