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HER Number:MDV1466
Name:Well at Canonsleigh Abbey


Well to rear of Canonsleigh House may be of medieval date, and therefore be part of remains of Abbey.


Grid Reference:ST 067 174
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/2/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

Brown, T., 1963, Holy and Notable Wells, Part V, 132 (Article in Serial). SDV16026.

Canonsleigh Abbey. A domestic cellar contains evidence of a strong wall cupboard, also a miniature 'well-head' the water of which was said to be warm.

Griffiths, D. M., 1985, An Archaeological Survey of Canonsleigh Abbey, Burlescombe, Devon, 7-8 (Report - Survey). SDV343199.

The well building is barrel vaulted and recessed into the ground behind (north) of the house, as are the stone vaulted cellars a little to the west. The dates of these are unknown but the well may be a medieval feature. Other details: Plan, site 15.

Devon County Council, 1985, Canonsleigh Abbey (Ground Photograph). SDV343197.

Other details: Film 622/36a.

Griffiths, D. M., 1985, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV343229.

Probably the well to the rear of Canonsleigh House; stone built with barrel-vaulted roof. Reputed to be at least 23 metres deep.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV16026Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1963. Holy and Notable Wells, Part V. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. A5 Paperback. 132.
SDV343197Ground Photograph: Devon County Council. 1985. Canonsleigh Abbey. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Photograph (Paper).
SDV343199Report - Survey: Griffiths, D. M.. 1985. An Archaeological Survey of Canonsleigh Abbey, Burlescombe, Devon. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled. 7-8.
SDV343229Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1985.

Associated Monuments

MDV1465Part of: Canonsleigh Abbey (Monument)
MDV1467Related to: Canonsleigh Abbey Gatehouse (Building)
MDV11469Related to: Reredorter at Canonsleigh Abbey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 29 2015 1:53PM