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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

St Ann's Well Buxton

Buxton (Aquae Arnemetiae), south of Manchester and Stockport on the western edge of the Peak District, was the second most important Roman spa in ancient Britain, after the Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset.

St Ann's Well, Buxton

Buxton enjoyed an architectural and financial renaissance as a spa town with the coming of the railway line from Manchester in 1863.

Buxton is rightly famous for the quality of its water. St Ann's Well provides water for the famous "Buxton" brand of mineral water and is also available free of charge at source.

St Ann's Well

The water flows from a lion's head below a statue of a woman (St Ann) and her daughter - the Virgin Mary.

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