Keys to the Past

Drinking fountain near Mitford Post Office (Mitford)

Drinking fountain in Mitford. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Drinking fountain in Mitford. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The drinking fountain, east of the Post Office in Mitford, was erected in 1877 and paid for by Colonel John Philip Osbaldeston-Mitford. The location was reported to be the site of a holy well where miracles associated with St Cuthbert's shroud took place in AD1006. The drinking fountain is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11085
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Mitford


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