Good news for the Southbourne-Mudeford winter route.
Tutton’s Well at Stanpit is to be further restored by Christchurch Council which is recognising its importance. The quay wall is to be rebuilt using the original Portland stones and an information board is being prepared.
The well’s water, which has filtered down through the New Forest gravel beds, was once thought to be so pure that it had healing powers. The nearby crossroads is known as Purewell.
The well was given to Christchurch by Nelson’s friend Sir George Rose who lived at Mudeford.
See page 60-61.