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HER Number:MDV3591
Name:Possible site of a well, Holwell House, Whitchurch


A well is indicated by the name Holwell House. The location of this feature is uncertain, but the early map evidence indicates a possible site at SX49927292.


Grid Reference:SX 499 729
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/4/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (XVIII to Edwardian - 1800 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

The fountain and the two ponds to the north-east of the site are not marked on the 1840s map. The water feature at SX49927292 is depicted however.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

A fountain is depicted on the late 19th century map at this location, and a pair of ponds are depicted on in the north-eastern area of the site. Furthermore, a circular pond or water feature of some kind is also depicted at SX49927292, which could be linked with the mansion site.

Brown, T., 1959, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, III, 37 (Article in Serial). SDV60158.

A well is indicated by the name Holwell House.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #88842 ]
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV60158Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1959. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, III. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 91. A5 Hardback. 37.

Associated Monuments

MDV3590Related to: Holwell medieval manor, Whitchurch (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2019 11:01AM