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Overview

A holy well, which was believed to have healing properties for eye problems, emerged near the present site of Spring Hill Library. It had disappeared by 1880; the 20th century street, Holy Well Close is near the site.

The district was heavily built up with poor quality housing during the last quarter of the 19th century. This had deteriorated to unacceptable standards by the time of World War II and much of the district was demolished and rebuilt in the late 1960s and 1970s.