Holy Well Mineral Spring, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England


Posted: October 28, 2010

Category: England, Europe, View All

Cambridgeshire, England PE1
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Ancient Mineral Spring said to have healing properties, for therapeutic use due to high TDS.

Nearest Address

Holywell Ponds, Larklands, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6SS

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Spring is the source of medieval fishing ponds located just off the Larklands.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 550
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 7.7

Hours Spring is Open:



Submitted by: Spring Guy

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  1. 550 TDS (Total dissolved solids) – doesn’t say though what kind of solids are dissolved – are they nasty chemicals or just mineral salts?

  2. Anonymous says:

    We were a little dissapointed with this one. It was all closed off with gates and you couldn’t access the source of the spring. Also in a fairly built up part of town, so weren’t sure.

  3. jason says:

    where was it I can not see it anywhere how did you find it I have connections to the council I might be able to get it sorted

  4. Ian Huggett says:

    It is locally known as Monks Cave. So if you do a google search for ‘Monks Cave Peterborough’ you will find it. There are plenty of photos and information on line.
    The spring exits from a man made ‘cave’ that is gated and locked although occasionally I find the padlock smashed off and I can gain access.
    The ‘cave’ used to be an entrance to a tunnel but the tunnel has been blocked off with stone walling, although the last time I was there, some stones had previously been removed and behind that stone wall is another wall made of concrete blocks. I believe, behind these blocks is the tunnel.

    At my last visit the ‘cave’ was filled with litter and the site over grown with reeds and other vegetation. Also please be aware that the site is not suitable for disabled people as there is a bit of climbing to do and the ground is rough.


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