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Description: St Kenelm's Well at Sp 043278 Including Railings
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
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SP 02 NW WINCHCOMBE SUDELEY HILL
(off north side)
St Kenelm's Well at
4.7.60 SP 043278 including
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
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Source: English Heritage
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