GLA 52: Bromley Palace Park, Pulhamite and St. Blaise’s Well,Potential LIGS

GLA 52: Bromley Palace Park, Pulhamite and St. Blaise’s Well, Potential LIGS
London Borough of Bromley, TQ 408 961
Ownership: Local Authority. Open access.

The sites are waterfall structures at the inflow (Pulham Cascade) and an outflow (Pulham Fernary) of a lake (part of a former mediaeval moat) in the grounds of the former Bishop’s Palace now the Bromley Civic Centre. They are formed of Pulhamite and were constructed in 1865 (see http://pulham.org.uk/). The inflow structure is adjacent to a modern fountain in a circular basin on the site of St Blaise’s Well, a chalybeate spring which was used for its curative properties in the 18th century. A large plaque tells the story of St Blaise’s Well. To the north of the Palace is the Millennium Rock, a boulder of Lewisian Gneiss presented to Bromley by the Highland Council.

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St Blaise’s Well (left) and Pulhamite landscape (below)
Source: London’s foundations, page 228 (Laurie Baker)

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Site Map OS Topography © Crown Copyright
Source: London’s foundations, page 226

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