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St Kenelm's Well at Sp 043278 Including Railings, Winchcombe

Description: St Kenelm's Well at Sp 043278 Including Railings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134087

OS Grid Reference: SP0435827795
OS Grid Coordinates: 404358, 227795
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9486, -1.9380

Location: Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5JB

Locality: Winchcombe
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5JB

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Listing Text

(off north side)
St Kenelm's Well at
4.7.60 SP 043278 including

- II

Well-head building. Dated 1887 but possibly incorporating some elements
from C16 building on the site. Large limestone ashlar blocks to coped
gables with finials and stone slate roof to dentil course eaves stopped
to scroll brackets at each end; moulded plinth offset. At entrance end
small chamfered lights with scrolls as cusping and central flat-backed
statue niche, pedimented with figure carrying sword and orb (?); this sits
over entablature over plank and stud door in chamfered surround. Inscrip-
tion reads 'AD 819 S.KENELMUS'. An inscription within says, inter alia
that the 'shrine' was erected at the time of Queen Elizabeth, but recon-
structed in 1887. Building enclosed by C19 iron railings, 5 panels x
9 panels, and gates. Traditionally a site where St Kenelm's body rested
en route to the Abbey. A chapel stood here in the middle ages.

Listing NGR: SP0435827795

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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