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St Piran's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Tintagel, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.6706 / 50°40'14"N

Longitude: -4.7232 / 4°43'23"W

OS Eastings: 207667

OS Northings: 89199

OS Grid: SX076891

Mapcode National: GBR N2.74L1

Mapcode Global: FRA 07Z9.KQV

Plus Code: 9C2QM7CG+6P

Entry Name: St Piran's Well

Listing Date: 17 December 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68873

Location: Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Tintagel

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Tintagel

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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SX 08 NE
4/216 St Piran's Well
Holy wellhouse and hand pump. The wellhouse has possibly medieval origins although
it was partly rebuilt in the late C19 or early C20. Slate stone rubble walls and
pyramidal roof. Granite cap surmounted by an iron cross.
Roughly square-on-plan, built into the side of a slope probably over a field spring.
The low opening in the front elevation has been altered with a slate lintel, outer
segmental arch and has an iron gate. The spring water is piped and runs into a
rectangular basin within the wellhouse. The water then runs into the stream below.
Circa C19 iron hand pump on higher (south) side of wellhouse on rear.
The dedication of the well is uncertain although it stands close to the converted
mission church of St Piran (qv).
Lane-Davies, A Holy Wells of Cornwall 1970
Meyrick, J A pilgrims guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall 1982

Listing NGR: SX0766789199

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