LX-03 Baker Brown's Well

At the end of Well Lane, off South Main Street, sat Baker Brown’s Well. It was used as a drinking well for many but for locals without plumbing, this well was also used by them to provide water for their homes. Baker Brown’s Well was commemorated in the folk song “Jamie Foyer”. Jamie Foyer was a shipyard worker from Campsie who went to fight in the Peninsular Wars of 1807—1814. When dying, after suffering injury during the fighting he is said to have asked for a drink from Baker Brown’s Well, a place he visited and remembered fondly from childhood.

Time Travellers: Buildings and People — Campsie Local History Group
Guide to Campsie — unknown author – Vickery, Kyrle & Co. Ltd Publishers

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