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The Chalice Well, Glastonbury

Description: The Chalice Well

Grade: I
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

Location: Well House Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD

Locality: Glastonbury
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA6 8DD

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Listing Text

(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

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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