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HER Number:MDV43885
Name:St John's Well, Benson Meadow, Tavistock

Summary

Well set beneath a natural cliff and steep revetment wall. A granite arch has been set into the front of the well, however the date of the stonework is uncertain.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 480 740
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/265

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

Bray, A. E., 1836, A Description of the Parts of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and Tavy, 71 (Monograph). SDV345186.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Well' marked.

Brown, T., 1957, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, 215 (Article in Serial). SDV304810.

St John's Well. Benson Meadows. Cured scabs.

Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock, 10; figure 2, no 29; plate 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV256444.

St. John's Well. Probably the spring referred to by Mrs Bray in 1836. The well is set beneath a natural cliff and steep revetment wall, which formerly enclosed the railway yard and buildings. A granite arch has been set into the front of the well. The date of the stonework is uncertain.

West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

St John's Well marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256444Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10; figure 2, no 29; plate 12.
SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 215.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345186Monograph: Bray, A. E.. 1836. A Description of the Parts of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and Tavy. A Description of the Parts of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and Tavy. Unknown. 71.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91984 ]
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2020 12:52PM