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Saxon Well, About 25 Metres West of the Vicarage Gate on the Opposite Side of the Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5762 / 50°34'34"N

Longitude: -3.8122 / 3°48'44"W

OS Eastings: 271777

OS Northings: 76732

OS Grid: SX717767

Mapcode National: GBR QD.C4DM

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XJ.SS7

Plus Code: 9C2RH5GQ+F4

Entry Name: Saxon Well, About 25 Metres West of the Vicarage Gate on the Opposite Side of the Road

Listing Date: 23 August 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242613

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442043

Location: Widecombe in the Moor, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Widecombe in the Moor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widecombe-in-the-Moor St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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2/269 Saxon well, about 25 metres
west of the vicarage gate on
23.8.55 the opposite side of the road


Well head. Probably Cl7 or earlier. Granite ashlar. Small structure about
1½ metres square and 1½ metres high. Roofed with a series of granite lintels, pro-
jecting at each end and chamfered. Upon them rest 2 large slabs of granite forming
a pitched roof, a triangular stone being placed at the apex to form a ridge. In
the front is a small opening having a C20 plank door with ornamental iron hinges.
Just below this are 2 small holes formerly containing outlet pipes discharging into
a sunken trough.
Source: T Brown in Transactions of Devonshire Association, 1957, p.215.

Listing NGR: SX7177476727

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