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HER Number:MDV333
Name:St Michael's Well


Site of St Michael's Holy Well renowned for its cures & located in a feld to the south of the road


Grid Reference:SS 502 276
Map Sheet:SS52NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHorwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHORWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS52NW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLY WELL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS52NW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV70317.

Unknown, 1829, Untitled Source, 398 (Article in Serial). SDV70315.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of a well shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a small square structure marked 'W' in the field to the south of the road.

Binnall, P. B. G., 1940 - 1941, Holy Wells in Devonshire, 124 (Article in Serial). SDV70316.

Brown, T., 1957, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, 213 (Article in Serial). SDV304810.

St Michael's Well. Near church. Renowned to cure sore eyes and eruptions.

Anonymous, 1988, Untitled Source (Leaflet). SDV70318.

Other details: Historical notes found in the church.

James, T. + Chandler, J., 2004, The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line, 6,15,Table 1, Fig 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV72921.

St Michael's Well located in a field near the church was once renowned for its cures.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 213.
SDV70315Article in Serial: Unknown. 1829. Gentleman's Magazine. 398.
SDV70316Article in Serial: Binnall, P. B. G.. 1940 - 1941. Holy Wells in Devonshire. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 21. Unknown. 124.
SDV70317Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS52NW11. SS52NW 11.
SDV70318Leaflet: Anonymous. 1988. Church of St Michael, Horwood.
SDV72921Report - Assessment: James, T. + Chandler, J.. 2004. The Proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple Overhead 132kV Transmission Line. AC Archaeology Report. 4604/1/0. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6,15,Table 1, Fig 2.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV776 - The proposed Alverdiscott to Barnstaple overhead 132kV transmission line

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2009 7:58AM