St Ann's Well Gardens map
St. Ann's Well Gardens is a park in Hove, East Sussex, about half a mile from the shore. The park is renowned for its chalybeate (iron bearing) spring, which is named St. Ann's Well. It is also thought to be the starting point of a ley line that continues over the South Downs and beyond. In the 1800's the well was said to be 'one of the finest springs in Europe' and people came to drink the brown spring water to improve their health and strength. Following a decline in the flow of the spring the spa was closed and the fields around the spring were dug up to use in the local brick-making business. The places where the mud was removed to make bricks are still visible in the park. In the 1880's a series of interesting and eccentric characters took over the gardens. There were open air concerts, musical tea parties, daring hot air balloon assents and a monkey house. In 1907 the gardens were bought by Hove Council and now it offers a variety of great features and a variety of levels to navigate around including a sensory garden, pond, tennis courts, cafe, parkland and woodland.
Last updated: 2017
Map Scale: 1:2,500
Nearest Town: Hove
Postcode: BN3 1RP *
Grid Ref: TQ298050
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