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Description: Monks Well
Date Listed: 10 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 143328
OS Grid Reference: SU3972903072
OS Grid Coordinates: 439729, 103072
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8258, -1.4373
There is also a scheduled monument, Well House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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SU 30 SE
11/2 Monks Well
Wellhouse built to supply water for Abbey. Late C13. Stone building.
Circular plan of 4m diameter with domed roof. On one side shouldered-arch
doorway. Inside vaulted roof. Stone bench around walls. Well was
're-discovered' in C18 when the Duke of Montagu had it connected to a
hollowed tree-trunk to supply village, and it carried on doing this until
after the Second World War.
Listing NGR: SP3169516520
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Source: English Heritage
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