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#573634 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:22am dibbinsdale petrifying well
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Hi I was hoping someone could give me more info on the petrifying well and medevil chapel in dibbinsdale I have only just read out about it and love my local History but cant find much info about it also would like to know if the general public can go and find it.I would also love to hear about its background as i've heard it used to be a source of medicine in medevil times and that there was a lepar hospital close to the well.Any info would be much appreciated. thanx sam

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#573645 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:32am Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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Do you mean St.Patrick's Well?

Try this link:

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=16876 happy

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#573651 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:37am Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: Geekus]
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Hi geekus thanx for the link but no its not st patricks well i've visited it many times with my daughter i've heard and spoke to dibbinsdale ranger who told me a little about the petrifying well it has alot of lime in the soil and wheb theres heavy rainfall it seeps out and turns surrounding area to stone.I found this very interesting but have not seen it for myself as yet witch is why im looking for more information.

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#573655 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:43am Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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If you type the words - Petrifying Well Dibbinsdale - into google it brings up a local History archives site with a pdf file you can download on the History of Dibbinsdale. Loads of nice photies.

Might find what you're looking for in there.

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#573660 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:48am Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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i've tried that link unfortunatly it just takes me to google search page witch is why i posted on here as i have always found wikiwirral a good source for information. x

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#573674 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:56am Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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According to the file it says:

'The Petrifying well can be found close to the Otters Tunnel. It lies hidden in woodland called Patrick's Wood. This is private land owned by Cheshire Wildlife Trust and special permission is needed to enter'.

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#573700 - 2nd Sep 2011 12:31pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: Geekus]
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#573826 - 2nd Sep 2011 4:10pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: OxtonHill]
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hi thanx for the info am sure this will sound like an amiture question but what software do i need to open this file
i only have word pad witch is no use at all :-)

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#573851 - 2nd Sep 2011 4:51pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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You need an up to date version of Adobe Reader, which you should be able to download for free.





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#573998 - 2nd Sep 2011 10:56pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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In that link there's some picture of Spital tip, what was the tunnel for that one of the photo's was taken from.

I remember the tip but I remember it better after it shut but I don't remember a tunnel.


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#574010 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:08pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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Yeah, I've been trying to work that one out as well!
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#574022 - 2nd Sep 2011 11:33pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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Can't beat Mother Shipton's in Knaresborough I'm afraid.
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#574610 - 4th Sep 2011 12:15pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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Thanks for all the info it's been very helpful.I belive the picture roobarb posted is a pic taken from otters tunnel as the post just outside of the tunnel is still there now .I never knew it used to be a tip site, seeing how beatiful the place is now u'd never have guessed it.The tunnel was built for train tracks to be laid above and was named otters tunnel after builders noticed the large numbers of otters living in and around dibbinsdale brook.

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#574623 - 4th Sep 2011 1:12pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: pixie89]
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There are a few early Ordnance Survey maps of the area on this link. You can zoom in to look at the route of the railway line etc., if you're interested:-

http://visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/resul...0First%20Series

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#574655 - 4th Sep 2011 2:44pm Re: dibbinsdale petrifying well [Re: Geekus]
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With reference to the railway line on that map, if you follow it to the end at Birkenhead it shows it ending exactly where Green Lane station is now. The map is dated 1840, but in September 1840 the railway company opened Grange Lane station, over 1/4 mile further on, on the other side of the inlet of Tranmere Pool. Since there is no record of a terminal station ever at Green Lane, it must mean that the map was made during the construction of the railway.
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