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| St Cuby's Well (Duloe) |
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|Description ||This truly magnificent font-like bowl dating from the 6th century, at the latest, received the waters of this Holy Well for centuries until in the 1820s vandals or, as was reported at the time, Piskies rolled it down to the bottom of the long steep road to Sandplace. Only in 1959 did it return to this vicinity, and now resides safe and secure in St. Cuby’s church in Duloe. The design features a snake, a griffin and one surviving dolphin on the bowl’s rim. It’s certainly as awesome as the wonderfully weird font at, the not too distant, Lostwithiel Church (that font having Earth Energies significance.) |
Definitely worth a tiny detour between the Holy Well and Duloe Stone Circle!
|This is great. What fantastic carvings. Amazing that it is so old, I wonder what the symbols meant to the people of the time|
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