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HER Number:MDV7813
Name:Well in Crypt of Buckfast Abbey

Summary

Site of a sacred well in the crypt of the old abbey at Buckfast

Location

Grid Reference:SX 741 674
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 444830
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/24/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOLY WELL (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Sacred well in the crypt of the old abbey; filled in about 30 years ago when the new abbey was built. Probably dedicated to St Mary, and another may have existed outside the Abbots Tower.


National Monuments Record, 1999, 444830 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV348516.

The Abbey well of possibly Saxon date is in the crypt of old Buckfast Abbey and was filled in 30 years ago when the new Abbey was built. Other details: SX76NW18.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304810Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1957. Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 89. A5 Hardback. 210.
SDV348516National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 1999. 444830. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV20064Part of: St Mary's Abbey Church at Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV20064Related to: St Mary's Abbey Church at Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7809Related to: Abbots Tower at Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV7808Related to: Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV20064Part of: St Mary's Abbey Church at Buckfast Abbey (Building)
MDV20064Related to: St Mary's Abbey Church at Buckfast Abbey (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2011 2:02PM