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 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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Source: London’s foundations, page 226

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