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HER Number:MDV43054
Name:Well at Heasley Mill


Well marked on historic mapping


Grid Reference:SS 736 321
Map Sheet:SS73SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS73SW/89

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A 'Pump' is marked on the First Edition Ornance Survey 25 inch map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

A well is marked as 'W' on the Second Edition Ornance Survey 25 inch map.

Samuel, J., 1992, Well at Heasley Mill (Worksheet). SDV337591.

Well of drystone construction, at Heasley Mill, apparently fed by a spring at its side. During cleaning of the top 2 meters, five stone artefacts were recovered from the fill. The well appears to go down a further 2 meters. The diameter is 1.10 meters. It used to be used by the school opposite.

Samuel, J., 1994, Letter (Correspondence). SDV337592.

The well was dug to a depth of c.13 feet. Appears to be considerably deeper. Several stones were found, which have been suggested to be ritual objects. Possibly a Bronze Age ritual shaft.

Wootton, D., 2006, Comment on finds from well (Personal Comment). SDV337593.

An inspection of the finds from the well, revealed that the finds were pieces of natural stone, and small iron objects, under 100 years old. This would suggest that it is not a Bronze Age ritual shaft.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337591Worksheet: Samuel, J.. 1992. Well at Heasley Mill. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV337592Correspondence: Samuel, J.. 1994. Letter. Letter. Unknown.
SDV337593Personal Comment: Wootton, D.. 2006. Comment on finds from well. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV43052Related to: SCHOOL in the Parish of North Molton (Monument)
MDV43053Related to: Stone Drain at Heasley Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2006 2:18PM