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Butter Well Circa 13 Metres South East of Sunbeam Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckland-Tout-Saints, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3047 / 50°18'16"N

Longitude: -3.7601 / 3°45'36"W

OS Eastings: 274755

OS Northings: 46453

OS Grid: SX747464

Mapcode National: GBR QH.9CRN

Mapcode Global: FRA 3807.8Z0

Plus Code: 9C2R863Q+VX

Entry Name: Butter Well Circa 13 Metres South East of Sunbeam Cottage

Listing Date: 28 July 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99500

Location: Buckland-Tout-Saints, South Hams, Devon, TQ7

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Buckland-Tout-Saints

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Charleton with Buckland-Tout-Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SX 74 NW
Butter Well c. 13 metres
south-east of Sunbeam
Butter well set in to boundary wall to road. Probably C19. Rubble and dressed
stone. Deep square recess into bank flanked by drystone retaining wall which
continues c. 12 m to left to return gateway to Ledstone Farm, and c. 4 m to
right to change in wall structure from horizontal to vertical bedding. An
opening c. 800 mm wide and 1.6 m high run back square to depth of c. 2.25 m,
into bank and over spring water source which flows continuously through square
trough formed in flat stone slabs with one bridging slab towards back; front
slab set vertically, has saddle-shaped recess. Opening is roofed with flat
stone slabs. An outlet, to left, gives to an overflow which is roofed by a
series of flat slabs against the drystone wall. The whole set under grassed
surface, unusually well preserved.

Listing NGR: SX7475546453

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