Percy's Cross, Beanley
County Council (Unitary)
Northumberland County Council
SE054054 (405405, 619267)
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A spring, situated 95 metres to the south of Percy's Cross, is known to have been called Percy's well, at which the Chieftain is said to have drunk in the heat of the battle (Hedgeley Moor 1464). However, it has been denied that the well is so called, and the local name for it is said to be St. James's well. There was a medieval chapel at Wooperton, the dedication of which is unknown. Perhaps St. James's well was a sacred well called after the saint of the chapel even before the battle.
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