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Speedwell Street, Wells


Subject ID:
2003317_79694766
Location:
Woodhouse
Subject Year:
1962
Copyright:
West Yorkshire Archive Service
Class number:
WYAS (Chancellor St) Box no. 30, no.7
Speedwell Street, Wells
Description:
25th October 1962. This was the area known as Woodhouse Carr, the Speedwell streets were named for an ancient healing well which was in this vicinity. Leeds Historian Ralph Thoresby described taking the well waters in this area in 'Ducatus Leodiensis', other spas or wells included the sulphur spa off Buslingthorpe Lane, Sugar Well thought to be an ancient rag well and the Cuddy well. This was off Meanwood Road near Ridge Grove, it was a draw well. The water was for eye problems and iron deficiency.

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