The Mystery of Lady Anne’s Well

This railway cutting destroyed Lady Anne’s well but the water still flows down this cascade.

This railway cutting destroyed Lady Anne’s well but the water still flows down this cascade.

Lady Anne’s Well at Howley (West Yorkshire UK) is named after Lady Anne Savile who was reputedly savaged to death by wild animals there. In the 19th century, it was also the site where the locals gathered to drink the waters of the spring that reputedly ran in a multitude of colours at six in the morning.

Yet what we know about Lady Anne is remarkably small. Most of the ‘facts’ are nothing of the sort and the first record we have of her well being visited on a Palm Sunday occurs 150 years after she died.

So what’s it all about? Click here to find out more.

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