Figgy Dowdy's well - Carn Marth, Redruth, Cornwall, UK
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N 50° 13.289 W 005° 12.280
30U E 342732 N 5565583
Quick Description: A natural spring set within a cleft on the side of Carn Marth hill and known locally as Figgy Dowdy well. To get to the source visitors will need to ascend some granite steps, it can also become overgrown.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/3/2022 3:23:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM168TA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
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Long Description:
It is claimed that "Figgy Dowdy" owned the land where the spring is, where locals collected their water. Figgy got possessive and locked up the well so no one could get access. There was a rhyme linked to her:-
Figgy Dowdy had a well
On top of Carn Marth hill
She locked it up night and day
Lest people carry the water away!

There are also recordings of local girls christening their dolls (dolly dunking), on Good Fridays, claiming good health and warding off evil spirits.

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Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: No access fee

Private Land access?: N/A

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