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Leper’s Well, Lyme Regis

Situated on hill leading down into the town of Lyme Regis, the Leper’s Well stands on the site of the Chapel of St. Mary and the Holy Spirit. There is a worn inscription above the well telling that a hospital stood on the spot 700 years ago, presumably connected with the alleged curative properties of the well.

Visiting the site in September 2013 we found the well to be still flowing and the site free of vandalism and rubbish.

By Carolyn and David Taylor

Apart from running Parasearch, a regional psychical research group in the Midlands, Carolyn and David have a long standing interest in history and folklore.

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Carolyn and David Taylor

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