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List Entry Summary

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: 1054309



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Oswestry

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255557

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SJ 28398 29382


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