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St Ann's Well, Buxton

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St Ann's Well is an ancient warm natural spring in Buxton, Derbyshire in England. The drinking well is located at the foot of The Slopes (formerly St Ann's Cliff) and opposite the Crescent hotel and the Old Hall Hotel.

The natural warm waters of Buxton have been revered since Roman times. By the 1520s the spring was dedicated to St Anne (mother of the Virgin Mary) and the curative powers of the waters from the well were reported. A 16th-century act of parliament ruled that a free supply of the spring water must be provided for the town's residents. The geothermal spring rises from about 1km below ground and about a million litres of water flow out per day. The mineral water emerges at a steady 27°C. Analysis of the water has indicated that it has a high magnesium content and that it originated from rainwater from around 5,000 years ago. The same spring water is bottled and sold as Buxton Mineral Water.
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  • Always good for a drink when your thirsty. I just love filling my water bottles up here.Its a lovely little monument. 
    Always good for a drink when your thirsty. I just love filling my water bottles up here.Its a lovely little monument.  more »
  • We visited in the evening. View from here of a part of the town, especially after sun has set, is worth the effort to climb up. 
    We visited in the evening. View from here of a part of the town, especially after sun has set, is worth the effort to climb up.  more »
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  • Natural spa water source of Buxton spring water . Good for health used by many people . Water is free many thousand litres drunk . People travel miles for the water .The crescent development now finished Brilliant restoration to buildings. The address given is incorrect not in Glossop. Its Buxton also not wheelchair accessible . This has been taken up.bu high peak access group with high peak borough council. Pavement could be made level with front of fountain.
  • Buxton is a very beautiful market town steeped in history and this well has to be visited as it is the source of Buxton spring water.

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