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St Oswald's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry, Shropshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054309

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255557

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry

Built-Up Area: Croesowallt

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Oswestry St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 2829-2929 OSWESTRY C.P. MASERFIELD (south side)

12/84 St. Oswald's Well

- II

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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