Description: The Chalice Well
Date Listed: 21 June 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 265891
OS Grid Reference: ST5072738522
OS Grid Coordinates: 350727, 138522
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1438, -2.7057
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(North East Side)
The Chalice Well
ST 5038 8/5 21.6.50.
Spring of chalybeate water rising on southern slope of Chalice Hill. A pre-Christian
well traditionally associated with the legend of the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arimathea's
hermitage. The well itself is built of stone blocks and forms 2 underground chambers,
the inner one reached through an rchway at the foot of the west wall of the well-shaft.
Total depth is about 9 ft. Wooden well-cover with wrought-iron decoration made in
19l9. Lower down the hill is a mid-C18 stone-flagged courtyard with a stone bath
fed by waterfall.
Nos 87 and 89, The Chalice Well and Tor Schoolhouse form an important group.
Listing NGR: ST5065638508
Source: English Heritage
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