Moor Well, Dodleston
Robert Charles Hope recounts the following tale of the Moor Well in The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells (1893). ‘The boundaries of the parish were marked by a series of wells, which used to be cleaned out by the parishioners in their perambulations. A curious entry exists respecting the well on Dodleston Moor, 1642: This year the Curate of Gresford with some of the parishioners, having come for divers yeares to Moor Well, some of them over the Moor, and some of them through Pulford parish in procession, saying that they were sent thither to claim that well to be in their parish, and now this yeare when they were in the Moor, they saw some soldiers standing by the well, which wanted to see their fashions, on which the said Curate and his company went back again, and never came again to the well’.— [Murray’s Guide to Cheshire, 156].
I am unsure of the exact location of the well, so the map shows a point in the general area.