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Hidden East Anglia:

Landscape Legends of Eastern England


Wells, meres, ponds, streams & bridges:



Bawburgh ~ Walstan's Well   Acton ~ Wimbell Pond
Beeston Regis ~ The bottomless beck   Barnby ~ The hidden ford
Burnham Norton ~ The wishing wells   Beccles ~ St. Mary's Hill spring
Coltishall ~ Golden Gates Pond   Blythburgh ~ The Lady's Well
Costessey ~ St. Walstan's Well   Bury St. Edmunds ~ The Mermaid's Pits
Croxton ~ Fowlmere  

 Exning ~

St. Wendreda's Well

Dereham ~ St. Withburga's Well   Fornham All Saints ~ Mermaid in the well
Diss ~ Diss Mere   Great Barton ~ Barton Mere
East Rudham ~ Mary Bone's Well   Haughley ~ The deep, deep moat
East Wretham ~ Devil's mere   Hawstead ~ Jacob's Well
Geldeston ~ The skeleton in the pond   Henham ~ Fool's Watering
Gorleston ~ The Lily Pit   Homersfield ~ The howling demon
Great Melton ~ The Blow Hill pit   Hoxne ~ Goldbrook Bridge
Grimston ~ St. Botolph's Springs  


Edmund's healing spring

Happisburgh ~ The Pump Hill spectre   Ickworth ~ The Golden Pond
Harleston ~ The Witch-pool   Kedington ~ Holy well
Hoe ~ Lily Pond well   Middleton ~ Mother Lumpkin's Hole
Holt ~ The Spout Common spring Newton ~ Boudicca's well
Horstead ~ The mill pond Polstead ~ The pond at Hellin's Bottom
Hunstanton ~ St. Edmund's wells   Rendlesham ~ A haunted pond
Little Walsingham ~ The holy wishing wells     The mermaid's pond
Lyng ~

The chalice in the river

Stoke Ash ~ Gold in the moat
Balor's Pit   Sudbury ~ Holy Water
Marham ~ Maid's Hole   Winston ~ The hauntedpool
Moulton St. Mary ~ Callow Pit   Wissett ~ Cole's Arch
Neatishead ~ Heard's Hole   Lodge Pond
Norwich ~ The dragon's mouth     The grey lady's pond
Santon ~ St. Helen's Well  

The Halleluia Pond

Shelfanger ~ The candlestick in the pond   Woolpit ~ The Lady's Well
Shipdham ~ A haunted pond      
Shouldham ~ The Silver Well      
Swaffham ~ Bride's Pit    
Tattersett ~ Wicken Pond    
Taverham ~ Walstan's spring
Thetford ~

Devil's Hole


Frenchman's Hole

  Ashdon ~ The Lady Well
Tunstall ~ Hell Hole   Barling ~ Weir Pond
Walpole St. Andrew ~ King John's Hole   Brentwood ~ Mosbach Pond
Watlington ~ Thieves' Bridge   Canvey Island ~ Lost in the Lake
      Chignal St. James ~ A knight at the moat
Clacton ~ Ghost from the water


  Coggeshall ~ The Marks Hall lakes
Burwell ~ The fertility well   Colchester ~ Charlotte's Well
Castle Camps ~ Wigmore Pond   Danbury ~ Moores Bridge
Cherry Hinton ~ The Giant's Grave   Dedham ~ The giant's footprint
Ely ~ St. Audrey's Well   Epping ~ The suicide pool
Fowlmere ~ The flowing brook     Ghosts from the pond
Great Abington ~ A haunted well   Finchingfield ~ The wishing well
Harston ~ The lady at the bridge   Foulness ~ A haunted pond
Little Downham ~ Witch's Hole   Fryerning ~ Another haunted pond
Littleport ~ Bulldog Bridge Great Baddow ~ Deadman's Lane & Well
Steeple Morden ~ The spire & the well   Hadstock ~ St. Botolph's Well
      Horndon on the Hill ~ The donkey pond
      Kelvedon Hatch ~ The ghost at the pond
      Langenhoe ~ The Devil's Drink Bowl
      Leigh on Sea ~ The Doom Pond
      Little Baddow ~

Alice at Grace's Bridge

        Colam Lane pond
      Maldon ~ Cromwell's Well
      Mistley ~ Hopping Bridge & Ducking Pond
      Mount Bures ~ Craig's Bridge
      Mucking ~ The lady in the pond
      Pleshey ~ The treasure in the moat
      Sandon ~ The Lady Well
      Southend ~ The bride in the pond
      Stanford-le-Hope ~ The pony in the pond
      St. Osyth ~ St. Osyth's Well
      Wormingford ~ Ghost of the mere


                                                                             Extra: Other notable wells & springs


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