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HER Number:24541.24
Name:MERTHER UNY - Medieval holy well


Remains of a possible holy well at Merther Uny.

Grid Reference:SW 7041 2937
Parish:Gweek, Kerrier, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SW 72 NW 22
  • National Record of the Historic Environment to Historic Environment Records data transfer
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 427115
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 24541.24
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW72NW 4.5

Monument Type(s):

Full description

A holy well is recorded by Lane-Davies (b2) at Merther Uny and mentioned by Thomas (b1) and Meyrick (b3). The OS in 1971 found that it had been almost filled in with rubbish, and though it contains stonework none of it appears to be dateable (h1).

Site history:
1: 1971. OS/King, AN

<1> Thomas, AC, 1967, Christian Antiquities of Camborne, 46, 81 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4601.

<2> Lane-Davies, A, 1970, Holy Wells of Cornwall, 89 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3814.

<3> Meyrick, J, 1982, A Pilgrims Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, 142 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3936.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO4601 - Bibliographic reference: Thomas, AC. 1967. Christian Antiquities of Camborne. 46, 81.
[2]SCO3814 - Bibliographic reference: Lane-Davies, A. 1970. Holy Wells of Cornwall. 89.
[3]SCO3936 - Bibliographic reference: Meyrick, J. 1982. A Pilgrims Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall. 142.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

24541Part of: MERTHER UNY - Iron Age round, Early Medieval Lann (Monument)