|other name:-||Holy Well|
Embleton parish, once in
|spa; well; spring|
OS County Series (Cmd 55 9)
|County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.|
|Stanger Spa (Saline)|
|period:-||19th century, late; 1890s|
|courtesy of Ed Henderson|
The water is very saline, its conductance read at 40,000
microSiemen. The well at Manesty read 27,000 microSiemen;
most wells are only a few hundred microSiemen; sea water is
about 50 to 60,000 microSiemen.
The well has been dedicated to St Anna. In the mid 1800s a doctor sold water from this well at 6d (5p) a bottle.
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008|