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HER Number:28454
Name:CHAPEL UNY - Medieval holy well

Summary

The holy well of St Uny: a stone lined cavity with three shallow steps forming an approach from the south-east.

Grid Reference:SW 3997 2889
Parish:Sancreed, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW32NE 13
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 28454
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW32NE 191

Monument Type(s):

Full description

The holy well of St Uny is recorded by Borlase in 1758 (b1) and mentioned by Blight in 1864 as having a few wrought stones placed around it which he suggests were from the chapel which stood in the vicinity (28453) (b2). The well is marked on the OS maps of 1908 (b4) and 1963 (b7) and is mentioned by Doble (b5) and Henderson (b6). The OS who surveyed the well at 1:2500 in 1960 record a stone lined cavity 1.6m long, 0.8m wide and 0.7m deep to the water level. It includes three shallow steps forming an approach from the south-east (h1).

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Site history:
1: 1960. GEARY, E / OS
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Thomas, N, 2013, Chapel Euny Well, Sancreed, Cornwall: Archaeological survey and watching brief (Cornwall Event Report). SCO25912.

<1> Borlase, W, 1758, The Natural History of Cornwall, 31-32 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2885.

<2> BLIGHT, JT, 1864, UNKNOWN TITLE, VOL 1, NO 1, 38 (Unedited Source). SCO6175.

<3> Blight, JT, 18--, Sketch Books, VOL I, 15 (Unpublished document). SCO2869.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1900s, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4051.

<5> DOBLE, GH, 19--, ST EUNY, 36-37, 39-40 (Unedited Source). SCO6647.

<6> Henderson, C, 1955-60, Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds, (NS) VOL III, 4, 435 (Article in serial). SCO3499.

<7> Ordnance Survey, 1970s, 1:10,000 OS Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4045.

<8> Lane-Davies, A, 1970, Holy Wells of Cornwall, 68, 95 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3814.

<9> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey, 78 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

<10> Meyrick, J, 1982, A Pilgrims Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, 131-132 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3936.

Sources / Further Reading

---SCO25912 - Cornwall Event Report: Thomas, N. 2013. Chapel Euny Well, Sancreed, Cornwall: Archaeological survey and watching brief.
[1]SCO2885 - Bibliographic reference: Borlase, W. 1758. The Natural History of Cornwall. 31-32.
[2]SCO6175 - Unedited Source: BLIGHT, JT. 1864. UNKNOWN TITLE. JRIC. VOL 1, NO 1, 38.
[3]SCO2869 - Unpublished document: Blight, JT. 18--. Sketch Books. MS At Morrab Library. VOL I, 15.
[4]SCO4051 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1900s. 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map.
[5]SCO6647 - Unedited Source: DOBLE, GH. 19--. ST EUNY. 36-37, 39-40.
[6]SCO3499 - Article in serial: Henderson, C. 1955-60. Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds. JRIC (NS) Vol 2 (part 3 & 4) Vol 3 (part2 &4). (NS) VOL III, 4, 435.
[7]SCO4045 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1970s. 1:10,000 OS Map.
[8]SCO3814 - Bibliographic reference: Lane-Davies, A. 1970. Holy Wells of Cornwall. 68, 95.
[9]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey. 78.
[10]SCO3936 - Bibliographic reference: Meyrick, J. 1982. A Pilgrims Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall. 131-132.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO4049 - Chapel Euny Well footpath repairs (Ref: 146294)

Related records: none recorded