The Chalybeate Spring at Sinai Park House is arguably the whole reason why the site was chosen first as a private dwelling in the 1100s and then as a place for rest and recuperation for the Monks of Burton Abbey in the 1300s. Later the Georgian owners of the house, the wealthy and influencial 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 spring.
Nowadays the stones around the spring have fallen into disrepair and a self-seeded Ash tree has buried its roots at its source. The access for visitors is blocked by hedgerows and and the only creatures enjoying this magical and enchanting place are the sheep grazing happily all around.
The Sinai Park House Trust want to restore the plunge pool and create access through hedgerow from the National Forest Sinai Woodlands walk so that people can visit the spring, learn about its role within the history of Sinai and picnic in this tranquil meadow setting.
We will work with local students, landowners, charities and volunteers to create the access to the spring through the National Forest and commission specialist conservation craftsmen and women to restore the stone plunge pool and landscape the area for people to safely enjoy their visit to the spring.
There is more information about Sinai Park House online at www.sinaiparkhouse.co.uk