In the past, a Holy Well was located here dedicated to St Oswald. In fact, the well is thought to date as far back as the age of St. Oswald himself. Until the middle of the 1800s the water for the Baptistery of the neighbouring Parish Church was always brought from this well. So important was the well, that for the comfort of parishioners and pilgrims a paved way "The Pavement" ran from the Church to the well's vicinity. Near the middle of the 19th century, with the object of evening the land's surface and winning a few square yards of pasture, the well was removed and the cavity filled up and turfed over.
The cottage across from this gateway is still called Pavement End.