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The Lady's Well, Harbottle

Description: The Lady's Well

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236163

OS Grid Reference: NT9528202913
OS Grid Coordinates: 395282, 602913
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3203, -2.0759

Location: Harbottle, Northumberland NE65 7AJ

Locality: Harbottle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7AJ

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, The Lady's Well and Section of Roman Road, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

NT 90 SE
21/76 The Lady's Well

Well or water tank, cross and statue. Tank possibly Roman,reconstructed 1788,
statue possibly C15 but placed here 1788, cross late C19.

Roman water tank c. 15 x 10 yards given new low edging walls in 1788 at which
time a statue to represent St. Paulinus was brought from Alnwick Castle and
placed in centre of tank.

In late C19 the statue was moved to the south end of the tank and replaced by a
Celtic-style wheel-head cross.

Reputed, on doubtful grounds, to be the scene of mass conversions by Paulinus
on Easter Day A.D. 627 but considered more likely to have been a preaching
station of St. Ninian.

Northumberland County History Vol. XV.

Listing NGR: NT9528202913

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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