JESUS WELL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1124712
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
26-Jun-1987
Statutory Address:
JESUS WELL

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Location

Statutory Address:
JESUS WELL

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

District:
Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
St. Minver Lowlands
National Grid Reference:
SW9376976397

Details

SW 97 NW ST MINVER LOWLANDS 3/309 Jesus Well (previously listed as Jesus Well, Trewint Farm) 6.6.69 II Wellhouse to Holy Well. Possibly rebuilt in late C19 and restored in C20. Stone rubble with corbelled stone rubble roof with gable ends. Rectangular plan. Entrance in gable end with 4-centred arch with chamfered granite head possibly reused. Interior: inscribed slate stone in threshold JESUS WELL JESUS SAITH UNTO HER GIVE ME TO DRINK Timor Domini Fons Vitae M.L. Quiller Couch in his Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall recorded the well prior to restoration; "This rude well stands on a bleak high down in the lowlands of St. Minver where water could hardly be expected.. .it is after half buried with drifting sea sand... The building is square in form with a highly pitched but truncated roof of masonry. A niche of rude shape is in the further end of the Well, it may be to hold a drinking vessel, crucifix or effigy of a Saint". Meyrick, J. A pilgrims guide to the holy wells of Cornwall, 1982

Listing NGR: SW9376976397

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
351629
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Meyrick, J, A Pilgrim's Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, (1982)
Quiller Couch, L, Quiller Couch, M, Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall, (1894)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Jul 2005
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