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St Nonna's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Pelynt, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3807 / 50°22'50"N

Longitude: -4.4993 / 4°29'57"W

OS Eastings: 222401

OS Northings: 56407

OS Grid: SX224564

Mapcode National: GBR ND.TG3B

Mapcode Global: FRA 18G1.8Z6

Entry Name: St Nonna's Well

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61621

Location: Pelynt, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Pelynt

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Pelynt

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

PELYNT
SX 25 NW
2/155 St Nonna's Well
-
II

Holy well house. Well dedicated to St Nonna. Medieval. Restoration superintended
by M.L. Quiller Couch in C19. Stone rubble, built into the side of a bank with an
oak and ash growing above. Front with arched opening with slate stone lintel and
dressed stone relieving arch above. Inner chamber of stone rubble with a corbelled
roof. 1.5m x 1.2m and 2.lm high. Circular stone basin possibly of Norman origins
with a deeply moulded rim ornamental with a series of rings each enclosing a Greek
cross or ball. In C19, the well was reached by a flight of steps which has since
gone.
Many superstitions attached to well, reputedly guarded by an elf. The legend has it
that the bowl was removed twice by a farmer but found its way back to the well. On
the third occasion the farmer was struck dumb and the oxen, who pulled the bowl,
died.
Site of Chapel dedicated to St Neomena, Nynninae or Niemyne nearby at 22425605 was
licensed in 1400.
Lane-Davies, A Holy Wells of Cornwall rp 1970
Meyrick, J A Pilgrims Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall 1982.


Listing NGR: SX2240156407

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