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The Chalice Well

A Grade I Listed Building in Glastonbury, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1442 / 51°8'39"N

Longitude: -2.7053 / 2°42'18"W

OS Eastings: 350759

OS Northings: 138566

OS Grid: ST507385

Mapcode National: GBR ML.80G7

Mapcode Global: VH8B4.2H5P

Entry Name: The Chalice Well

Listing Date: 21 June 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1167594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265891

Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Glastonbury

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

(North East Side)
The Chalice Well
ST 5038 8/5 21.6.50.
Spring of chalybeate water rising on southern slope of Chalice Hill. A pre-Christian
well traditionally associated with the legend of the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arimathea's
hermitage. The well itself is built of stone blocks and forms 2 underground chambers,
the inner one reached through an rchway at the foot of the west wall of the well-shaft.
Total depth is about 9 ft. Wooden well-cover with wrought-iron decoration made in
19l9. Lower down the hill is a mid-C18 stone-flagged courtyard with a stone bath
fed by waterfall.
Nos 87 and 89, The Chalice Well and Tor Schoolhouse form an important group.

Listing NGR: ST5065638508

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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