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HER Number:MDV8248
Name:Druid's Well, Middlecott


Druid's Well. At Middlecott, a roadside well, not built into the hedge but standing free. This well is on the southern side of the road not the northern side as depicted on the Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 716 861
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/19
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL (XVI to XVII - 1600 AD to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257431.

Lethbridge, r. /the devonshire ancestry and the early homes of the family of john endecott, governor of massachussets bay, 1629/(1902)16/ photograph.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257432.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257433.

Doe. Hhr:chagford/(16/9/1987)107.

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326423.

Druid's well. At middlecott, a roadside well, not built into the hedge but standing free. Photograph of well taken from lethbridge. Well housing. Probably c17, maybe earlier. Granite. The spring is enclosed on 3 sides by massive slabs of granite leaving the south-west end open and it is roofed by a single slab. This was presumably the source of water for nearby old middlecott farm where the medieval farmhouse has been converted to a milking parlour (doe).

Brown, T., 1966, Holy and Notable Wells in Devon, Part VI, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV338662.

'Druid's Well', Middlecott, is recorded. Ordance Survey suggest that this spring is the site. Another suggested site is SX716862.

Google, 2014, Google Streetview (Website). SDV355684.

This well is on the southern side of the road (or right hand side, if heading east from Middlecott). Ordnance Survey depict well on the northern side of the road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV257431Migrated Record:
SDV257432Migrated Record:
SDV257433Migrated Record:
SDV326423Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV338662Article in Serial: Brown, T.. 1966. Holy and Notable Wells in Devon, Part VI. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 98. A5 Paperback. 154.
SDV355684Website: Google. 2014. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV77209Related to: Old Middlecott, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2014 2:24PM