Description"A strong flow of clear, soft water issues from a spring at the base at the front of the cross below a carved rock basin. It is said to produce 70 gallons of water per minute at a constant temperature of 46 degrees F. It was reported to be a very beautiful natural fountain at the base of a prominent freestone rock from a crevice of which grew 'a yea pointed fern', probably the Royal Fern (Osmunda regalis). The rock was quarried away in 1791. The present well and cross was built in 1846 by the Rev. Proctor. The water arises from the same source as Cuddie's Well (named for St Cuthbert), located a short distance east of the cross, from the sandstone rocks of Dod Law, although this is said to have a much lower rate of flow. http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1370944" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2012.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2967624
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2012-05-25