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St Edward's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Maugersbury, Gloucestershire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 130266

Location: Maugersbury, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

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

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Listing Text

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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