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Latitude: 50.9092 / 50°54'33"N
Longitude: -4.5525 / 4°33'8"W
OS Eastings: 220648
OS Northings: 115294
OS Grid: SS206152
Mapcode National: GBR K2.R0JL
Mapcode Global: FRA 16CP.S9B
Entry Name: Holy Well of St John About 125 Metres South East of the Church of St Morwenna
Listing Date: 9 September 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1141781
English Heritage Legacy ID: 64917
Location: Morwenstow, Cornwall, EX23
Civil Parish: Morwenstow
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Morwenstow
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SS 21 NW MORWENSTOW MORWENSTOW
1/112 Holy well of St John about 125
- metres south east of the Church
of St Morwenna
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
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