“….To provide the castle’s inhabitants with fresh water, wells were dug into the rock. One at 370 feet (113 m) deep, is one of the deepest castle wells in England. According to legend, it was the hiding place of Richard II’s treasure which he stashed before leaving England in 1399 to quell the rebellion in Ireland. The treasure has never been found….”
And where is this deep well? Beeston Castle in Cheshire, which county was, of course, one of Richard II’s main source of support. We’ve all heard of his famous Cheshire Archers, who were both loathed and feared,
To see the article which has prompted me now, go to Ancient Origins. The link also contains a fascinating 3D reconstruction of the castle at its height, literally. Recommended. Even more recommended is this page which has many illustrations.
But don’t all descend upon Beeston in search of hidden gold!
To read much more about Richard II’s treasure and Chester, go here.