Lady Well, Hempsted, Gloucester



The well house of the Lady Well at Hempstead, Gloucester, is the image adopted as the logo of the Holy Wells & Water Lore forum


The well house is supposed to have been  built for the Manor of Hempsted in late C14, held by the former Augustinian Priory of Llanthony Secunda, and is supposed to have  been known as Lady Well, Lady’s Well, or Our Lady’s Well since at least the late 18th century.

 One tradition claims that the Virgin Mary, set foot here, and that the spring arose to quench her thirst. On the other hand, an alternative story is that the well was dedicated to Saint Anne, the supposed mother of the Virgin Mary.



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