|Yorkshire Holy Wells|
John's Well - Mount Grace Priory
St John's well is located on the steep
hillside behind the ruins of Mount Grace Priory - a 14th century
Carthusian monastery. On a visit to the well in February 1999, it
appeared that the well had not been visited much since 1988, and a good
depth of leaf mould had collected in front of the door, although inside,
the well still contained a depth of clean, clear water.
Grainge also notes the ruins of a Lady
Chapel (on the hilltop behind the priory) which had been the scene of
numerous healing miracles in the past.
|Access - A footpath runs alongside the south wall of the
priory, The well is on land leased to the forestry commission.
Condition - Good/excellent, no change since 1998, although the lower hinge pin on the door is broken.