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Springs and Holy WellsSite Name: St John's Well (Morwenstow)
Country: England County: Cornwall Type: Holy Well or Sacred Spring
Nearest Town: Bude  Nearest Village: Morwenstow
Map Ref: SS2064815298  Landranger Map Number: 190
Latitude: 50.909215N  Longitude: 4.552472W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
5 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by AngieLake : Lovely situation, tucked away in a leafy dell, on the edge of an orchard. Access signposted from lane. Just across the lane from the 'gated' end of the churchyard path at Morwenstow - famous poet-priest, Hawker's - church. (A level path runs through the churchyard, just above the entrance gate to the drive of the Vicarage. There is a plan of the area opposite the main gateway to the church, nea... (Vote or comment on this photo)
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St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by cazzyjane : St John's Well, July 2011. A charming well but unfortunately now the only well in Morwenstow you can visit as St Morwenna's Well situated on the cliffs there, is no longer accessible. (Vote or comment on this photo)

St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by cazzyjane : The first view you get of the well as you come down the steps towards the private garden. (Vote or comment on this photo)

St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by KiwiBetsy : Window in St Morwenna and St John the Baptists Church in Morwenstow showing St John’s Well. (Vote or comment on this photo)

St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by cazzyjane : St John the Baptist's Holy Well, Morwenstow. (Vote or comment on this photo)

St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by KiwiBetsy : St John’s Well still supplies baptismal water for the Church of Sts Morwenna and John the Baptist. It is located in a corner of the vicarage garden and used to also supply water to the vicarage. This is a very old well as it is mentioned in a document dating from the 13th century. (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

St John's Well (Morwenstow)
St John's Well (Morwenstow) submitted by cazzyjane : Holy Well of St John the Baptist. New slate and shingle outside. The well itself was nice and clean, so good to see it's being looked after.

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 102m WSW 252° Morwenstow Churchyard Cross* Ancient Cross (SS20551527)
 863m W 280° St Morwenna's Well* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SS1980215483)
 3.8km NNE 33° St Nectan's Well (Welcombe)* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SS22851838)
 4.2km N 11° Embury Beacon Fort* Hillfort (SS216194)
 4.8km ESE 102° Wrasford Moor Barrow Cemetary* Barrow Cemetery (SS2529114170)
 5.8km ENE 75° Woolley Long Barrow* Long Barrow (SS2627516605)
 6.6km ESE 113° Taylors Cross Tumuli* Round Barrow(s) (SS2669012535)
 7.2km S 181° Northcott Mouth Tumuli* Barrow Cemetery (SS203081)
 7.4km NE 46° Bursdon Moor Barrow Cemetery* Round Barrow(s) (SS2611220257)
 7.7km SSE 166° Earthquake Cist* Cist (SS22250773)
 8.5km SSE 164° Stamford Hill settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SS22750705)
 8.9km NNE 33° St Clare's Well* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SS2582422541)
 9.0km ENE 60° Gorvin West Barrows* Round Barrow(s) (SS2859519471)
 9.0km S 182° Compass Point Barrow* Round Barrow(s) (SS20040635)
 9.5km NNE 24° St Leonard's Well (Hartland)* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SS2486423870)
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 10.6km S 174° Neet Valley stone, Bude Standing Stone (Menhir) (SS21320474)
 11.4km S 182° Higher Longbeak Barrow* Round Barrow(s) (SS19950389)
 11.7km S 170° Marhamchurch Medieval cross* Ancient Cross (SS22300369)
 11.9km E 95° St Peter's Well (Bradworthy)* Holy Well or Sacred Spring (SS325139)
 12.1km S 176° Whalesborough Barrows* Round Barrow(s) (SS21020323)
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 13.3km NE 50° Clovelly Dykes* Hillfort (SS311235)
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