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HER Number:MDV37395
Name:Jacob's Well, east of Moretonhampstead

Summary

Jacobs well is the site of the murder of farmer Johnathan May in 1835, on his way home from 'The White Hart' in Moretonhampstead to Sowton Barton, near Dunsford.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 764 863
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/252

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TROUGH (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1830 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Trough' is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Thornton, W. H., 1923, Devonshire Scripts and Stories, 14 (Monograph). SDV284104.


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


Griffiths, D. M., 1989, Trough known as Jacob's Well (Worksheet). SDV284103.

Jacobs well is the site of the murder of Johnathan May in 1835, on his way home from 'The White Hart' in Moretonhampstead to Sowton Barton, near Dunsford. The whole story can be found in 'The Trial of Edmund Galley', author unknown (citing Lady Sayer).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV284103Worksheet: Griffiths, D. M.. 1989. Trough known as Jacob's Well. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV284104Monograph: Thornton, W. H.. 1923. Devonshire Scripts and Stories. Devonshire Scripts and Stories. Unknown. 14.
SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 213.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #21871 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2014 3:21PM