THE CHALICE WELL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1167594
Date first listed:
21-Jun-1950
Statutory Address:
THE CHALICE WELL, CHILKWELL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CHALICE WELL, CHILKWELL STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Glastonbury
National Grid Reference:
ST 50727 38522, ST 50759 38566

Details

CHILKWELL STREET 1. 1133 (North East Side) The Chalice Well ST 5038 8/5 21.6.50. GV 2. Spring of chalybeate water rising on southern slope of Chalice Hill. A pre-Christian well traditionally associated with the legend of the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arimathea's hermitage. The well itself is built of stone blocks and forms 2 underground chambers, the inner one reached through an rchway at the foot of the west wall of the well-shaft. Total depth is about 9 ft. Wooden well-cover with wrought-iron decoration made in 19l9. Lower down the hill is a mid-C18 stone-flagged courtyard with a stone bath fed by waterfall. Nos 87 and 89, The Chalice Well and Tor Schoolhouse form an important group.

Listing NGR: ST5065638508

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
265891
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 25 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/01994/14
Rights: Copyright IoE David Sanderson. Source Historic England Archive
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