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St Aldhelm's Well (Previously Listed As St. Aldhams Well) to West of Doulting Manor, Doulting

Description: St Aldhelm's Well (Previously Listed As St. Aldhams Well) to West of Doulting Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 268360

OS Grid Reference: ST6451243210
OS Grid Coordinates: 364512, 143210
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1870, -2.5091

Location: School Lane, Doulting, Somerset BA4 4QE

Locality: Doulting
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 4QE

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Listing Text

St. Aldhelm's well
(previously listed as St. Aldhams
Well) to west of Doulting Manor
- II

Well head. C18. Dressed stone. Water issues from a low opening in a stone wall set into a bank and flows through a
shallow channel with dressed stone sides; flanking rubble walls extend to each side enclosing the spring area. Further
section of walling on roadside extending approximately SW to each side of the well. A medieval site, but most of what
can now be seen has been rebuilt. One of the most authentic holy wells of Somerset. It was here, in AD 709, that St.
Aldhem died while on his visitation, (Hornet E., Holy Wells of Somerset, l923).

Listing NGR: ST6451243210

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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