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Brockhill Spring



NGR 77465 42420
Site Number: C78
By Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver (C) 2012
Area 5. Malvern Wells Area Springs and Wells
Malvern Hills, England


Location: in the garden of Brockhill Close, Hanley Road, Malvern Wells
Description: a stream with an ornamental water feature

This substantial source is on private property lying immediately downslope of Holy Well. The water appears to run to waste, eventually ending up in the River Severn. The water originates as the overflow of a lake in the adjacent higher property in Grundy's Lane, in turn fed by spring water. It then courses down an ornamental streamway through the private garden of Brockhill Close. In 2012 land at the rear of 14 Grundy's Lane was being considered for development and it was pointed out that 40 springs supposedly existed on the site. Springs also existed on adjacent properties including one that flowed beneath a neighbours living room. That was until the property was restyled in the 1980s. [1]
 
Adjacent to the streamway at Brockhill is a modern water fountain comprising two granite "millstones". This is fed from the streamway when operating, making it an attractive water feature.

Footnotes:
 
[1] Malvern Gazette, 11 May 2012, see letters.
 
Illustrations:
1. The streamway today.


 
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:
Built Up Location
3) INFORMATION CATEGORY:
A Spring, Spout, Fountain or Holy Well Site
4) MALVERN SPRING OR WELL SITE DETAILS:
Site with Malvern Water
4 SPLASHES - Well Worth Finding
5) GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION:
Access On Foot
On Private Property
Not Open To Public
Free Parking Nearby








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