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HER Number:MDV1522
Name:St. Patricks Well, Dunkeswell


Well restored as an ornamental feature with a cast iron pump.


Grid Reference:ST 140 076
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunkeswell
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNKESWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLY WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

Chope, R. P., 1938, Devonshire Calendar Customs. Part 2. Fixed Festivals, 360 (Article in Serial). SDV348408.

A noticeable well called after St. Patrick. The village revel was held on St. Patrick's Day.

Brown, T., 1957, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, 211 (Article in Serial). SDV304810.

Binnall, in an article in Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, 21, 1940-41, suggests that the well was originally St. Petrock's Well.

Salvatore, 1999, St. Patrick's Well (Dunkeswell) (Un-published). SDV348407.

Site visit 14th January 1999. A holy well known as St. Patrick's Well situated near the village centre opposite the village hall. In former times it was the focal point for a revel held on 17th March. The well has been restored as an ornamental feature with a trough placed over the capping and a cast iron pump protruding from the well head. Modern steps lead past the well to a gravelled area with an ornamental wall and seating. No ancient remains of the well are visible. Not recommended for scheduling.

Google, 2011, Google Streetview (Website). SDV346146.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 211.
SDV346146Website: Google. 2011. Google Streetview. maps.google.co.uk/. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81505 ]
SDV348407Un-published: Salvatore. 1999. St. Patrick's Well (Dunkeswell). Monuments Protection Programme. Report on Site for which Scheduling is Not . A4 Single Sheet.
SDV348408Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1938. Devonshire Calendar Customs. Part 2. Fixed Festivals. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 360.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2011 4:13PM