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|Description ||St Clether's holy well near Camelford. A clear spring of water flows under the altar in the well-house and then out into the baptistry chapel next to it. The water, once famous for its miraculous healing qualities, was made thus by the body of St Clether that was lain by the altar. St Clether (Clederus) was a 6C Welsh prince who became a hermit here. He is thought to be the same saint who is honoured at St Cleer, Cornwall, where there is another well.|
| Hi Sunny - just trying to make sense of the various photos of this well, and wondered when you took this one please? Any idea if the St Cleer (Cornwall) is considered to be connected to St Clears (Wales)?|
| Hi pab, a long time ago. With my vast knowledge of Celtic saints I always considered Clether (Cleder) and Cleer to be one and the same, just slight differences in the name wherever you tend to be in Cornwall. But is not connected to St Clears in south-west Wales, that could be named for a french saint. Only my opinion though, someome else might disagree, they usually do !|
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