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Latitude: 50.332 / 50°19'55"N
Longitude: -4.525 / 4°31'30"W
OS Eastings: 220390
OS Northings: 51055
OS Grid: SX203510
Mapcode National: GBR NC.XFHT
Mapcode Global: FRA 18D5.4Y6
Entry Name: Holy Well
Listing Date: 26 March 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160144
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61493
Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13
Civil Parish: Polperro
Built-Up Area: Polperro
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Talland
Church of England Diocese: Truro
LANSALLOS LANDAVIDDY LANE, Polperro
5/31 Holy Well
Holy well house. Well probably dedicated to St Peter. Possibly medieval origins.
Field spring issuing from rock. Believed that much of well disappeared during road
works in C20. Chapel of St Peter of Porthpyre was situated in field above well.
Quiller Couch described spring in 1895 as
"never dry and much credited for its special virtues reputation has long survived the
edifice which once enclosed its holy water and the name of its patron is gone for
ever though probably was St Peter the special guardian of Fishermen as on Landaviddy
Estate where the Well is situated are the ruins of the chapel of St Peter of
Porthpyre existing in 1392. The spring is still resorted to by those with bad eyes
and other ailments and if ceremonies are done aright with well attested benefits.
LANE-DAVIES, A Holy Wells of Cornwall Reprinted 1970
MEYRICK, J A Pilgrims guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall 1982.
Listing NGR: SX2039051055
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