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| Holy Well (Lanhydrock) |
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|Description ||The wellhouse is probably Victorian but the spring is shown on the Lanhydrock Land Atlas of 1695.|
Lanhydrock, by definition, means the site of somebody called Hydroc. Since 1478 it has been widely thought that the little understood Sanctus Ydroc (St Hydroc) was the patron saint of the present 15th century church. Antiquarians have indicated that an earlier church or chapel once stood on the site and perhaps forms part of the present structure. Until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 the church was dependant on the priory and served a small parochial community. As often happened the priory was most likely sited around the spring of this pretty little well.
| Thanks Kiwi Betsy. I posted 2 pics of this the other day on the Lanhydrock page (with the Cross) because I wasn't sure how ancient the well actually was. Perhaps Admins can add them to this page now?|
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