Description: Holy Well
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 268947
OS Grid Reference: ST2821037788
OS Grid Coordinates: 328210, 137788
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1349, -3.0274
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ST23NE WEMBDON CP WEMBDON HILL (South Side)
Well and housing. Medieval origin, stone plaque to North gable inscribed:- "HOLY WELL,
RESTORED BY JOHN B HAMNELL 1857". Housing of red sandstone rubble, open to South gable,
tile roof with fish-tail bands, large cruciform stone finial to North gable. Excavated
floor level reached by a rubble step, quarry-tiled floor, central circular well with
rubble lining, false bottom formed by a stone slab pierced with small holes to allow the
water to flow thorough it, C20 metal cover over the well; semi-circular rubble bench with
a quarry-tiled capping to North Side. The well stands over a spring.
Listing NGR: ST2821037788
Source: English Heritage
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