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Holy Well of St Clether

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Clether, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6332 / 50°37'59"N

Longitude: -4.5434 / 4°32'36"W

OS Eastings: 220230

OS Northings: 84591

OS Grid: SX202845

Mapcode National: GBR NB.9GSH

Mapcode Global: FRA 17CD.HSP

Entry Name: Holy Well of St Clether

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68387

Location: St. Clether, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Clether

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Clether

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 28 SW
4/174 Holy Well of St Clether

Holy well. Probably C15 with earlier origins, restored in 1897. Roughly dressed
granite with steeply pitched roof constructed of large granite slabs with gable ends
to front and rear.
Plan: Rectangular plan, built into side of bank, with ground rising to rear. The
water flows into the well sump and then is conveyed through an underground channel
under the east end of St Clether Chapel (qv) which stands only 1.5m to the south.
Exterior: Tall narrow wellhouse with high steeply pitched roof; gable end to front.
Hollow chamfered granite basket arch in front with stone rubble walls flanking,
projecting to left and right forming low benches.
Interior: Rectangular plan well sump.
Baring-Gould, S. 'The Well-Chapel of St Clether' Cornish Magazine, vol. 1, 1898.
Lane-Davies, A. Holy Wells of Cornwall, reprinted 1970.

Listing NGR: SX2023084591

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