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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159283
English Heritage Legacy ID: 68387
Location: St. Clether, Cornwall, PL15
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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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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