Woolpit Well, Suffolk U.K This Suffolk village is thought to take its name from pits dug to trap wolves. The area is said to be the haunt of one such animal, trapped and killed centuries ago. A farmer once claimed to have seen it emerge from a hole in the ground. He rushed for his gun, but lost it in the moonlight. As it had left no footprints, he concluded that he had seen a phantom wolf. The site became an Ancient Monument in 1978, despite the area of the well being overgrown: the well itself only being identified as being beneath a rotten wooden board. Consequently access to the well was difficult until 1989-1991 when preservation work was done. The work commenced in 1989, and has improved access and preservation considerably. The area now being designated as a Nature Reserve. This preservation work was carried out by English Heritage, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Mid Suffolk Council, Parish Council and brewers Ruddles.