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HER Number:MDV4890
Name:St Milburga's Well at Tidal Ford


Holy well possibly at the site of St. Millburga's Oratory shown on 19th century map to the west of a tidal ford


Grid Reference:SX 681 466
Map Sheet:SX64NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBigbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBIGBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NE/22

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLY WELL (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10633.

St. Milburga's well, by tidal ford between st. Anne's chapel and aveton gifford. The location given here is uncertain (brown) (crf:sx64ne/6).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140973.

Brown, t. /tda/89(1957)209/holy and notable wells of devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140974.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=9/9/1986 (os). The well has been covered and buried, it is skirted by a modern driveway and the area is landscaped. The notion that the well was infact the original chapel well seems rather conjectural (os).

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

'St Milburga's Oratory (Site of)' shown on 19th century map to the west of a ford to the south east of Stakes Hill

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10633Migrated Record:
SDV140973Migrated Record:
SDV140974Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV4871Related to: St Milburga's Chapel (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 1 2008 4:03PM