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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1041283



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Harbottle


Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Oct-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 236163

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HARBOTTLE HOLYSTONE NT 90 SE 21/76 The Lady's Well 21/10/53 GV I

Well or water tank, cross and statue. Tank possibly Roman,reconstructed 1788, statue possibly C15 but placed here 1788, cross late C19.

Roman water tank c. 15 x 10 yards given new low edging walls in 1788 at which time a statue to represent St. Paulinus was brought from Alnwick Castle and placed in centre of tank.

In late C19 the statue was moved to the south end of the tank and replaced by a Celtic-style wheel-head cross.

Reputed, on doubtful grounds, to be the scene of mass conversions by Paulinus on Easter Day A.D. 627 but considered more likely to have been a preaching station of St. Ninian.

Northumberland County History Vol. XV.

Listing NGR: NT9528202913

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dodds Hope, M, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parish of Simonburn Modern Parishes Humshaugh Bellingham Falstone Thorneyburn with Greystead Wark Rothbury Alwinton Chapely Holstone Lordship Kila, (1940)

National Grid Reference: NT 95282 02913


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