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HER Number:MDV460
Name:Holy Well west of St. Petrock's Church


Holy well shown on 19th- and 21st century maps.


Grid Reference:SS 409 122
Map Sheet:SS41SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Petrock
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.PETROCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41SW/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLY WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Holy Well' shown.

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

'Holy Well' shown.

Brown, T., 1957, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, 214 (Article in Serial). SDV304810.

Holy well (probably St. Petrock's) circa 145 metres west of church in a field. Stone surround almost vanished, overhung by ancient ash stump.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1980, SS41SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV343688.

Visited 19th March 1954. Uncovered and has appearance of a spring. There is some rubble around suggesting a low wall previously surrounded it. The whole is in dilapidated condition.
Visited 16th November 1978. Tthere was quite possibly a spring at this point but no evidence of a well in the form of any stone structure survives.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

'Holy Well' shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 214.
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).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV343688Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1980. SS41SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV457Related to: St. Petrock's Church, Newton St. Petrock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2009 1:36PM