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Holy Well to South of the Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Michaelstow, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5778 / 50°34'40"N

Longitude: -4.7119 / 4°42'42"W

OS Eastings: 208087

OS Northings: 78849

OS Grid: SX080788

Mapcode National: GBR N3.DTQY

Mapcode Global: FRA 170J.XSV

Entry Name: Holy Well to South of the Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68565

Location: Michaelstow, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Michaelstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Tudy with Michaelstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

MICHAELSTOW MICHAELSTOW
SX 07 NE
6/123 (13/5) Holy well to south of the Church of
- St Michael
GV II

Holy well house. Possibly medieval origins. Granite and stone rubble. Built into a
bank, with a small partly roofed well house and lower walls surrounding a larger
circular basin in front.
The low stone rubble walls to the front (north) of the well house may be the remains
of a larger building. The well house, constructed of granite ashlar has the remains
of a stone corbelled roof and a square well opening.
The well is dry and was overgrown at time of inspection (1986). Quiller Couch in
Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall suggests that the well was part of a more
important building. Traditionally the well house is associated with the ruins of an
ancient baptistery.
Meyrick, J A Pilgrims guide to the holy wells of Cornwall 1982


Listing NGR: SX0808778849

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