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St Petrocks Well and Garden Pond About 35 Metres South West of the Manor Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewtrenchard, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6535 / 50°39'12"N

Longitude: -4.1818 / 4°10'54"W

OS Eastings: 245867

OS Northings: 86024

OS Grid: SX458860

Mapcode National: GBR NT.85PT

Mapcode Global: FRA 274B.ST6

Entry Name: St Petrocks Well and Garden Pond About 35 Metres South West of the Manor Hotel

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92357

Location: Lewtrenchard, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Lewtrenchard

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 48 NE LEW TRENCHARD LEW TRENCHARD

4/111 St Petrocks well and garden pond
- about 35m south west of the Manor
Hotel

GV II


Wellhouse and garden pond. Late C19, built for and probably designed by Sabine
Baring-Gould. Granite ashlar wellhouse, garden pond with stone border. Small
rectangular wellhouse has a corbelled granite roof gabled at ends, and a chamfered
round-headed doorway below a simple round-headed niche with a stone cross in the
gable.
The interior has an additional small niche on the left hand wall. The external
niche originally contained a statue of St Petrock. Baring-Gould, who rebuilt Lew
House (now the Manor Hotel) in the late C19 may have been prompted to build the
wellhouse by the presence of the holy well in the grounds of Morwenstow Vicarage, the
home of the Reverend R.S. Hawker. Baring-Gould published a biography of Hawker in
1876. The rectangular fishpond is immediately in front of the wellhouse.


Listing NGR: SX4586486024

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