Nun's Well (Cannock Wood)

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Nun's Well is a spring just inside the village of Cannock Wood in Staffordshire, England, at the base of the Mercia Mudstone Group.[1] There is no evidence that nuns ever lived there, and the name appears to originate in the grant of part of Cannock Chase by Henry II to a priory at Farewell.[2] Slag remains, possibly of a bloomery, have been found there.[3]


  1. ^ Barrow 1919, p. 220.
  2. ^ Duignan 1884, p. 59.
  3. ^ Iron and Steel 1965, p. 317.

Reference bibliography[edit]

  • Barrow, George (1919). The Geology of the Country Around Lichfield: Including the Northern Parts of the South Staffordshire and Warwickshire Coalfields. E. Stanford, Limited. 
  • Duignan, William Henry (1884). "On the king's house and the priory at Radmore, on Cannock Chase". The Midland Antiquary. 3–4. 
  • Iron and Steel. Iron and Steel Board. 38. 1965.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 52°42′11″N 1°56′20″W / 52.7031°N 1.9388°W / 52.7031; -1.9388