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Description: Well Known As the Spewing Duck
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185773
OS Grid Reference: SD8077326673
OS Grid Coordinates: 380773, 426673
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7361, -2.2929
SD 82 NW RAWTENSTALL GOODSHAW FOLD
2/194 Well known as "The
- Spewing Duck"
Public well of spring water, dated 1855, replacing earlier well; restored.
Stone. Rectangular stone tank, restored rectangular stone reredos with carved
head (replacing original "Celtic" head) issuing spring water through a pipe
into a semi-circular bowl below, solid triangular lintel with inscription
"ERECTED/BY/SUBSCRIPTION BY THE/INHABITANTS/and the/EXORS OF THE LATE/JOHN
HARGREAVES ESQ A.D. 1855". History: derived its name from previous well
which had a curved pipe like a duck's neck; "the water did not flow evenly but
in fits and starts". (Reference: A. Peel Crawshawbooth and District, n.d.).
Listing NGR: SD8077326673
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Source: English Heritage
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