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|Description ||This well is located in St Ives opposite Porthmeor Beach on the corner of Porthmeor Hill and Beach Road.|
Venton Ia consists of two recesses each containing a trough of water. A plaque states “Venton Ia,. The holy well of St Ia, until 1843 the main water supply to Downalong”, which was the old name for this area of the town.
St Ives takes it’s name from St Ia, a 5th of 6th century saint who arrived in the area after crossing the Irish Sea on a leaf which she had increased in size by touching it with her staff.
While in St Ives it’s worth paying a visit to the parish church where you will find many of the Cornish ‘well saints’ looking down at you from the ceiling.
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