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Latitude: 51.9191 / 51°55'8"N
Longitude: -1.7245 / 1°43'28"W
OS Eastings: 419041
OS Northings: 224539
OS Grid: SP190245
Mapcode National: GBR 4Q2.NTL
Mapcode Global: VHBZC.2155
Entry Name: St Edward's Well
Listing Date: 30 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1089771
English Heritage Legacy ID: 130266
Location: Maugersbury, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54
Civil Parish: Maugersbury
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Stow-on-the Wold St Edward
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP 12 SE
6/153 St. Edward's Well
Grotto forming back drop to St. Edward's Well. c1800. Cyclopean
limestone. Formed feature within a pleasure garden known as The
Retreat, created c1800 in connection with an attempt to popularize
Stow as a resort. The spring known variously as Holy Well and St.
Edward's Well in 1766, was reputedly beneficial to weak eyes.
Beside was a pair of cottages, intended for the sale of
refreshments. The southern cottage was Gothic the other classical,
with stuccoed walls, Venetian window and pedimented gable end, now
both in ruins. Below lay a lake with curving retaining walls and
foot bridges. Cottages and retaining walls of lake not of listable
quality. The Retreat was part of the glebe. (V.C. H. Glos. Vol.
VI (1965) p 147, and Horde 11, Cheltenham Spa.)
Listing NGR: SP1904124539
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