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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HOLY WELL OF ST JOHN ABOUT 125 METRES SOUTH EAST OF THE CHURCH OF ST MORWENNA

List entry Number: 1141781

Location

HOLY WELL OF ST JOHN ABOUT 125 METRES SOUTH EAST OF THE CHURCH OF ST MORWENNA

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CornwallUnitary AuthorityMorwenstow

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Sep-1985

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 64917

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History

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Details

SS 21 NW MORWENSTOW MORWENSTOW

1/112 Holy well of St John about 125 - metres south east of the Church of St Morwenna - II

Well house. Medieval origins. Dressed coursed stone with timber door. Rectangular well house with steeply gabled roof with flat ridge. Rectangular entrance in a gable end has stone lintel and jambs with C19 timber door with strap hinges. Granite capping and small granite cross set on top. Interior not inspected. The well is documented as early as 1296 and was the subject of a lawsuit between Sir John Yarde Buller and the Reverend R S Hawker (q.v. church and vicarage), poet, antiquary and vicar of Morwenstow from 1835-1874, in 1843. Both parties claimed ownership of the well, Hawker won the case. The well is illustrated in the Hawker memorial window in the church, with Hawker and his dog standing beside it. E W F Tomlin, The Church of St Morwenna and St John the Baptist, Morwenstow, Cornwall (Bude), 1982, p.12.

Listing NGR: SS2064815294

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Tomlin, E W F - Title: The Church of St Morwenna and John the Baptist Morwenstow Cornwall - Date: 1982 - Page References: 12

National Grid Reference: SS2064815294

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