This sacred grove is probably one of the finest examples to be found anywhere in this country.
The name Gawton’s well was derived from the hermit named Gawton who was said to have been cured of the plague at this spot, presumably from either drinking or bathing from its waters. There is also evidence of a building having stood at one time at this spot, perhaps it was a hermitage occupied by Monks attracted to the curative waters to be found at this sacred well? It is well worth a visit to this special spot as there is still an air of tranquility which pervades this unusual place.
For more detailed information regarding Gawton’s Well please visit Robert Worrall’s website who is the curator of Biddulph museum at http://biddulphmuseum.com/articles/gawtonsstone.htm