Lower Well Head Farm

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This was the site of a series of witch trials in 1612. 10 mysterious murders resulted in the conviction and torture of around a dozen people who still remain here. Dark figures are seen outside; inside, people have reported hearing the sounds of something being dragged. A little girl is also heard crying and is believed to be that of a child whose mother and grandmother were both convicted.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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Geographic Information

Well Head Rd
Burnley, Lancashire BB12 9LP, UK

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53.84665285206213, -2.281700492167147
Nearest Towns:
Barrowford, UK (2.7 mi.)
Brierfield, UK (2.9 mi.)
Sabden, UK (3.0 mi.)
Nelson, UK (3.5 mi.)
Pendleton, UK (3.5 mi.)
Rimington, UK (3.8 mi.)
Chatburn, UK (3.8 mi.)
Burnley, UK (3.8 mi.)
Altham, UK (4.3 mi.)
Hapton, UK (4.6 mi.)


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