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HER Number:MDV6652
Name:Pixy Well, Fernworthy Reseroir


Medieval spring (site of). Now submerged beneath Fernworthy Reservoir.


Grid Reference:SX 661 838
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE53
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443851
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/80

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD (Between) to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1952, SX68SE53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV256600.

(02/09/1952) This feature is now below the waterline of Fernworthy Reservoir.
'Ancient Well' (Worth, R. H., 07/12/1948).

Brown, T., 1957, Holy and Notable Wells of Devon, 210 (Article in Serial). SDV304810.

"Pixy Well, Fernworthy. Float pin for wish". (Now submerged beneath Fernworthy Reservoir).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256600Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1952. SX68SE53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 210.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2022 8:58AM