RE-SOURCING THE SINAI SPRING
We need £5,000 to restore the plunge pool and make it safe to visit.
Will you take the plunge today?
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.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Donations are handled by Crowdfunder in the form of rewards.
- Guided tour of the Chalybeate Spring
- Limited edition print
- Personalised initials carved into a bench or tables
- Tour of Sinai Park House and cream tea for two
- Night stay at Sinai Park House