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Evendine Spring



NGR 76633 41013
Site Number: C54
By Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver (C) 2012
Area 5. Malvern Wells Area Springs and Wells
Malvern Hills, England


Location: at Brand Green, in the `V' of the junction of Jubilee Drive and Evendine Lane.
Description: a low lying spout and trough with water flowing.

Connoisseurs of Malvern Waters often consider that the delicate softness of this source make it the finest water in the hills. Extended sampling during the celebrated Springs and Wells coach tours tend to confirm this.

For several decades, from the 1920s until his death from leukemia in 1961, Sir Barry Jackson (1879-1861), the founder of Malvern Theatre Festival, lived at Blackhills, a large house on the Malvern Hills between the British Camp Hotel and Evendine Lane. In January 1934 Sir Barry applied 'to place a shallow trough near the Spring Brand Lodge'[1] and in March 1934 a concrete basin was fixed at this spot at a cost of 1 pound by the Malvern Hills Conservators.

The source, which emerges at a height of 800 feet, is referred to as Brand Green/Lodge Spring in the 1848 Geological Survey. The water collects in a wooded dell on the east side of Jubilee Drive and then flows beneath the road to the spout. From there it flows into a small brook running off to the west. The Dell is most likely an old road stone quarry. The Dell is most likely an old road stone quarry and according to Richardson (1935) the water emerges from a fault in the Pre-Cambrian.

Richardson records several wells in the area which are worth noting. Perrycroft, designed by Voysey, has three shallow wells. One is near the Lodge, the second about 100 yards south west of the house and the third about 400 yards south south east of the house close to the west side of the road. The third well feeds the second by gravity from whence it either formerly supplied the house or runs to the first source. Brand Lodge also has two wells. One, which is about 8 feet deep in the Llandovery Beds, is located on the west side of the road about one fifth of a mile north of the house. The second is about 3 feet deep and draws water from the same wooded dell as the Evendine Spring. This second source once fed the fountain and garden at Brand Lodge.[2] Evendine Spring was the sole water supply to Brand Lodge until the 1980s, when the elderly owner died and mains water was introduced.

Today the spout and trough is a popular fill up point for the public bringing their own containers.

Illustrations:
1. Decorated for the annual celebrations.
2. The legendary conducted coach tour stops at Evendine in 2008.


Footnotes:
[1] MHC minutes 8 Jan 1934.
[2] Richardson, L. (1935) The Springs and Wells of Herefordshire, p.72.

 
The map alongside is a small section of our more comprehensive map of the area. For the complete map together with a description and history of this site see "Celebrated Springs of the Malvern Hills" (2012).
 
 
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

 

Celebrated Springs of 
THE MALVERN HILLS
  

 

A definitive work that is the culmination of 20 years researching the springs and wells of the Malvern Hills, published by Phillimore. This is the ideal explorers guide enabling the reader to discover the location and often the astounding and long forgotten history of over 130 celebrated springs and wells sites around the Malvern Hills. The book is hard back with dust cover, large quarto size with lavish illustrations and extended text. Celebrated Springs contains about 200 illustrations and well researched text over a similar number of pages, together with seven area maps to guide the explorer to the locations around the Malvern Hills. It also includes details on the long history of bottling water in the Malvern Hills.


Written by Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver, this book is available on-line for £15.00 (delivered UK) - click Malvern Bookshop on the green panel top left. Alternatively send a cheque payable to Cora Weaver with your name and address to 4 Hall Green, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3QX.





1) TOPOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Malvern Hills - arguably Britain's original National Park
2) LANDSCAPE:
Rolling Countryside
3) INFORMATION CATEGORY:
A Spring, Spout, Fountain or Holy Well Site
4) MALVERN SPRING OR WELL SITE DETAILS:
Site with Malvern Water
5 SPLASHES - Prime 'Must See' Site
5) GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION:
Access By Road
Access On Foot
Free Public Access
Free Parking Nearby
Disabled access
Accessible All Year
Popular Water Collection Point








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