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Title:Holy and Notable Wells of Devon. Part IV
Originator:Brown, T.
Summary:Paddocks Well, Nymet Tracey. On the Walson Barton road, on the lower side, not far from the church. A spring trickles out from under the road into a cistern, thence a little stream through the copse. The spring has never been known to fail. The name could be from 'puddock', meaning a toad. Alternatively, Carbonell & Wauton in their 'Thirteen centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey' say it may be named after a Celtic bishop called 'Puttoc' who passed that way from Cornwall to Crediton according to legend, or again from 'Puttoc the Reve', a signatory to the Anglo-Saxon Charter of 739. Colonal R B Phayre offers St Petrock as a possible source for the name.

Associated Monuments (11)

MDV2134Bow, Paddocks Well (Monument)
MDV14041Flete Well, Seaton (Monument)
MDV7987Holy Well at Stidwell (Monument)
MDV124469Holy Well at Weare Gifford (Monument)
MDV37395Jacob's Well, east of Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV132992Job's Well, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV132993Joseph's Well, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV799Lady Well, St. Mary's Churchyard, Pilton (Monument)
MDV9346Ladywell, Hennock (Monument)
MDV53209St. Anne's Well, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV79311Well at Honeyditches, Seaton (Monument)