Galilee Well, Durham City

Uh-oh… here comes another of those County Durham wells with no apparent history despite, in this case, it being built into the wall of Durham Cathedral itself.

 

Peering between the bars of the grill, there is some water down there in the stone-lined chamber, along with leaves and the inevitable debris of  modern human life – sweet wrappers, bits of polystyrene, etc. These will all be of great interest to some archaeologist in a few centuries time, but dont really add much to the contemporary asthetic. The water presumably runs in from the pathway during rain, and/or seeps in from the ground.

 

Full article and follow-up posts –

http://holywells.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=72

 

 

 

 

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