BROSELEY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.
" BROSELY, (Salop) 5 m. from Bridgenorth among coal-mines, is remarkable for a well, whose water, tho' cold, has such a combuslible vapour, that as soon as it is exhaled through a hole in an iron cover laid over it, it catches fire from any flame applied to it, and will boil either eggs or meat 'till the cover is taken off, and then it goes out. Here is a mf. of glazed tobacco-pipes."
[Transcribed information from England's Gazetteer - Stephen Whatley - 1750](unless otherwise stated)