RE-SOURCING THE SINAI SPRING
We did it, on 19th October 2019 we successfully raised £5,210 with 23 supporters in 28 days.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Chalybeate waters, also known as ferruginous waters, are mineral spring waters containing salts of iron. Not surprisingly, wells of this kind are sacred places, hence the reason this one is known as The Lord’s Well. There are only a few other places in Britain where similar springs can be found, one example being the Chalice Well at Glastonbury Tor.
We think the Chalybeate Spring at Sinai Park House is the main reason the site was acquired by Burton Abbey in the early 1300s and used as a place for rest and recuperation for the monks after bloodletting. Later the Georgian owners of the house, the influential Paget family, loved it so much they built a stone plunge pool around the spring with steps to enter the water safely and an inscribed plaque to mark the source of the ancient waters.
Today, the stones around the spring at Sinai have fallen into disrepair, a self-seeded ash tree has buried its roots at its source and the access for visitors is blocked. The Sinai Park House Trust wants to restore the plunge pool and renew access to the Chalybeate spring and its healing waters – and with your help it can.