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| St Keyne's Well |
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|Description ||Grid Ref: SX248602
Location: St Keyne, Cornwall
This well is very easy to access, provided you know where it is. It is found directly on the corner of the road, you can park here and the well is located on this exact spot.|
|Jonathan Boakes |
|A beautiful sacred Well, in a lovely rural setting. A managed, but sympathetic grove is lovingly presented, with lush ferns and the legend displayed on a nearby tablet. It appears, from the coins wedged into the stonework, that offerings are still be made to St. Keyne. The area is well worth a visit, by car or the picturesque Looe Valley Line. |
|John Frusciante |
|The legend of this well is very intriging, with the saint that named the nearby village. Worth a visit just for the story scribed an tablets of slate. The well itself is very beautifull while set in lovely surrroundings it's well worth a visit. It's a shame that that the water isn't clean anouth for drinking anymore because it spoils the tradition of a husband and wife, on there wedding day, running down to drink the water and whoether gets there first becomes master of the well. but all in all a magnificent place. I would advise looking at looe in the nearby area cause that is also beautifull.
|"St Keyne", quoth the Cornishman, many a time drank from this crystal well, and before the Angels summoned her, she laid on the water a spell.
" If the husband of this gifted well shall drink shall drink before his wife, a happy man henceforth is he, for he shall be master for life.
But if the wife should drink of it first, God help the husband then" The stranger stooped to the well of St Keyne, and drank of the water again.
"You drank of the well I warrant betimes?" he to the Cornishman said: but the Cornishman smiled as the stranger spake and sheepishly shook his head.
I hastened as soon as the wedding was done, and left my wife in the porch
but I faith she had been wiser than me, for she took a bottle to church.
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