Described as the 'oldest link to antiquity' which the town possessed, the 'constant, never-failing stream of water of uncommon purity' which erupted here was renowned for its medicinal virtues, especially for eyes, and hawked around the country as The Christchurch Elixir.
In 1885 the well, pump and green were given to the locals as a public water supply by Sir William Rose to commemorate his parents, the Rt. Hon. Sir George Henry Rose (former MP for Christchurch) and his wife Dame Frances, of Sandhills, Mudeford.
The well was capped in 1941; the probable site of the dipping place built over in 2002; this tribute was built in 2004.
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SOUTH & SOUTH EAST ENGLAND IN BLOOM 2012- AWARDED CONSERVATION AREA OF THE YEAR- OVERALL WINNER...0 miles away
Indoor leisure centre with excellent facilities including: fitness suite, swimming pool, badminton,...0.47 miles away
Location- A spit of land which adjoins Hengistbury Head
Best Feature- A unique spit of land which...0.48 miles away
An urban wildlife corridor made up of Mudeford and Peregrine Woods and designated as a Site of...0.56 miles away
Purewell Meadows is a 14 hectare nature reserve, made up of four hectares public open space, and...0.69 miles away
The Convent Walk was built around 1911 to commemorate the coronation of King George V and is a...0.71 miles away
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Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11th Century to protect the town's and river access to...0.75 miles away
Christchurch Harbour was formed about 7,000 years ago when the sea level rose at the end of the Ice...0.76 miles away
This medieval monastic church comprising nave, monks' quire and Lady Chapel was started in 1094 by...0.76 miles away
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11thC to protect the town's and river access to the...0.78 miles away
Christchurch Quay is a popular attraction for all the family and it received a Green Flag Award in...0.8 miles away
To find out more about the history of Christchurch, visit the Red House Museum and Gardens. Built...0.82 miles away
The Regent Centre is located in the High Street, Christchurch.The Centre was opened in 1931 as a...0.85 miles away
The History Shop opened in 2012. It is the point of contact for the CHRISTCHURCH HISTORY SOCIETY...0.87 miles away
Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views...0.88 miles away