Malmesbury - History
Daniel of Winchester, seen to be one of the great bishops of the early Church in England, is the individual behind the naming of ‘Daniel’s Well’, located a short distance away from the centre of the town, just off of Burnivale and The Maltings.
The name supposedly derives from Daniel’s regular act of self-mortification, during which he would stand up to his neck in cold water in the River Avon for many hours at a time. This took place at the dyke just outside the town, where a small footbridge can now be found.
Bowen, John. (Edited By Allnatt, Graham), A Story of Malmesbury (Hackman Print, Rhondda: 2000).