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Latitude: 51.1442 / 51°8'39"N
Longitude: -2.7053 / 2°42'18"W
OS Eastings: 350759
OS Northings: 138566
OS Grid: ST507385
Mapcode National: GBR ML.80G7
Mapcode Global: VH8B4.2H5P
Entry Name: The Chalice Well
Listing Date: 21 June 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1167594
English Heritage Legacy ID: 265891
Location: Glastonbury, Mendip, Somerset, BA6
Civil Parish: Glastonbury
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
(North East Side)
The Chalice Well
ST 5038 8/5 21.6.50.
Spring of chalybeate water rising on southern slope of Chalice Hill. A pre-Christian
well traditionally associated with the legend of the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arimathea's
hermitage. The well itself is built of stone blocks and forms 2 underground chambers,
the inner one reached through an rchway at the foot of the west wall of the well-shaft.
Total depth is about 9 ft. Wooden well-cover with wrought-iron decoration made in
19l9. Lower down the hill is a mid-C18 stone-flagged courtyard with a stone bath
fed by waterfall.
Nos 87 and 89, The Chalice Well and Tor Schoolhouse form an important group.
Listing NGR: ST5065638508
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