Archaeologists revealed a Medieval holy well, that was said to heal eye diseases and wash away sins, at Rainhill, East of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
The well was unearthed at a private farm, after archaeologists located the site by looking at a photograph from 1983 which showed it was still visible on the surface. The well was associated with a nearby priory, lost during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, by Henry VIII in the 16th century. The well is a large structure measuring 2-by-2-metres, made of sandstone and with three steps leading to the water, where Medieval pilgrims submerged themselves, hoping to benefit from its healing properties.
(after Liverpool Echo & St Helens Reporter)