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Latitude: 52.8572 / 52°51'25"N
Longitude: -3.0648 / 3°3'53"W
OS Eastings: 328398
OS Northings: 329382
OS Grid: SJ283293
Mapcode National: GBR 73.S008
Mapcode Global: WH78R.WFQZ
Entry Name: St Oswald's Well
Listing Date: 10 September 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1054309
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255557
Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11
Civil Parish: Oswestry
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Oswestry St Oswald King and Martyr
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 2829-2929 OSWESTRY C.P. MASERFIELD (south side)
12/84 St. Oswald's Well
Holy well. Of indeterminate but probably medieval date considerably
restored by Corporation of Oswestry in 1907 (datestone). Regularly
coursed sandstone and conglomerate rubble with plain stepped coping.
Roughly carved round arch with voussoirs and C20 iron grille; spring
behind and below. Commemorates King Oswald, killed at the Battle of
Maserfield, in 642; it is said that an eagle picked up his arm, flew with
it and dropped it at this site whence a spring miraculously gushed forth.
The surroundings of the well were landscaped in 1985. David Hugh Farmer,
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (1978) pp. 304-5.
Listing NGR: SJ2839829382
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