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Wishing Well in Corner of Enclosure to Former Hollinshead Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6747 / 53°40'28"N

Longitude: -2.5105 / 2°30'37"W

OS Eastings: 366371

OS Northings: 419922

OS Grid: SD663199

Mapcode National: GBR BTXY.8G

Mapcode Global: WH977.DWRS

Plus Code: 9C5VMFFQ+VQ

Entry Name: Wishing Well in Corner of Enclosure to Former Hollinshead Hall

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1241811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 440656

Location: Tockholes, Blackburn with Darwen, PR6

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Tockholes

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Cuthbert with Tockholes

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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6/78 "Wishing Well" in corner of enclosure
- to former Hollinshead Hall

- II

Building enclosing well or spring, probably C18. Sandstone rubble with
dressings, stone slate roof. Single cell built into slope, with open
forecourt protected by high walls which have stone side benches and, at the
outer ends, inward-facing chamfered piers with ball finials. Symmetrical
gabled facade of wellhouse has chamfered doorway with heavy board door,
flanked by single-light chamfered unglazed windows fitted with spear-headed
iron bars, and in the gable a large oval opening (matching another which is
the only opening in the rear wall). Interior: Vaulted roof with a pendent
bell in the centre, stone side benches, diamond-paved floor with central
gutter draining from well at centre of rear wall: this is a small sunken
stone tank with a reredos of Ionic colonnettes framing an alcove with a
crudely carved lion's head and paws, above which is a moulded rectangular
surround to a plaque (now missing). Each side of this structure is a
rectangular recess enclosing a rectangular pool both linked to that in centre,
and in the side walls close to these a small rectangular recess. Described
by Abram (Blackburn, 1877) as "an antique well, enclosing a spring of water
of curative properties to which, of yore, the name of 'Holy Well' was given".

Listing NGR: SD6637119922

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