Rushton Spencer Well

Rushton Spencer well can be found on the old Macclesfield to Leek road about 150 yards up the hill on the right hand side. Its claim to fame according to local people is that it can predict the future to some extent.

It is said that when the well dries up that something evil will happen. The well ran dry before the civil war when Charles Ist was beheaded. It ran dry again in 1670 when there was a famine, and also when the gunpowder plot took place. It again ran dry at the start of the First and Second World Wars, and also at the deaths of certain Monarchs. The photographs show Rushton Well as it is today, somewhat neglected and more importantly dry, I wonder what calamity now awaits us!


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