ST OSWALD'S WELL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1054309

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1951

Statutory Address: ST OSWALD'S WELL, MASERFIELD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ST OSWALD'S WELL, MASERFIELD

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Oswestry

National Grid Reference: SJ 28398 29382

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SJ 2829-2929 OSWESTRY C.P. MASERFIELD (south side)

12/84 St. Oswald's Well 10.9.51

- II

Holy well. Of indeterminate but probably medieval date considerably restored by Corporation of Oswestry in 1907 (datestone). Regularly coursed sandstone and conglomerate rubble with plain stepped coping. Roughly carved round arch with voussoirs and C20 iron grille; spring behind and below. Commemorates King Oswald, killed at the Battle of Maserfield, in 642; it is said that an eagle picked up his arm, flew with it and dropped it at this site whence a spring miraculously gushed forth. The surroundings of the well were landscaped in 1985. David Hugh Farmer, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (1978) pp. 304-5.

Listing NGR: SJ2839829382

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 255557

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Farmer, D H, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, (1978), 304-5

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