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HER Number:MDV11389
Name:Colcombe Well, Colyton


Colcombe well formerly supplied Colcombe Castle with water.


Grid Reference:SY 250 949
Map Sheet:SY29SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishColyton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCOLYTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29SE/29

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

NRM CITING BROWN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125822.

Possibly a holy well (nrm citing brown).

TRANS EXETER DIOC ARCH SOC, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125823.

The ancient well has an arched recess and doorway with shields and foliage carved in the spandrels (trans exeter dioc arch soc).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125824.

Brown, t. /tda/89(1957)210/holy and notable wells of devon, pt.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125825.

Ta 1027 well close.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125826.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV125827.

Trans exeter diocesan architectural soc/3:2nd series.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Colcombe well, 274m ne of colcombe castle on hillside (brown). This well formerly supplied colcombe castle with water (os).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=25/6/1957 (os) this is a small natural spring.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 1173 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Colcombe Well 274m east of Colcombe Castle on hillside. Formerly supply for Colcombe Castle. Possibly a holy well. Well has arched recess and doorway with carvings. Circular feature still marked on modern map, although confusingly, 'Colcombe Well' is marked to east of road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV125822Migrated Record: NRM CITING BROWN.
SDV125824Migrated Record:
SDV125825Migrated Record:
SDV125826Migrated Record:
SDV125827Migrated Record:
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 1173.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 14 2016 1:49PM