Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1159283

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

Statutory Address: HOLY WELL OF ST CLETHER


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Statutory Address: HOLY WELL OF ST CLETHER

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: St. Clether

National Grid Reference: SX2023084591


ST CLETHER SX 28 SW 4/174 Holy Well of St Clether 19/1/52 GV II*

Holy well. Probably C15 with earlier origins, restored in 1897. Roughly dressed granite with steeply pitched roof constructed of large granite slabs with gable ends to front and rear. Plan: Rectangular plan, built into side of bank, with ground rising to rear. The water flows into the well sump and then is conveyed through an underground channel under the east end of St Clether Chapel (qv) which stands only 1.5m to the south. Exterior: Tall narrow wellhouse with high steeply pitched roof; gable end to front. Hollow chamfered granite basket arch in front with stone rubble walls flanking, projecting to left and right forming low benches. Interior: Rectangular plan well sump. Baring-Gould, S. 'The Well-Chapel of St Clether' Cornish Magazine, vol. 1, 1898. Lane-Davies, A. Holy Wells of Cornwall, reprinted 1970.

Listing NGR: SX2023084591


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 68387

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Lane-Davies, A, Holy Wells of Cornwall, (1970)
Baring Gould, S, 'Cornish Magazine' in The Well Chapel of St Clether, (1898)

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