An alternative to Lourdes -1759

Oddington – the alternative to Lourdes

The Natural History of England by Benjamin Martin 1759


Oddington, where is a Well of Water, of the Calcarous Kind, proceeding certainly from some neighbouring Lime-stone, which, besides its dry and restingent Taste, more signally manifests itself in the providential Cure of a local Disease among Cattle, called the Otmoor Evil; because it is often catched by grazing on that moor, which is such a Flux of the Belly, as soon reduces Cattle very lean, and often proves fatal unless early remedied; which is best effected by eating dry Meat, and drinking of this Water.