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St Leonard's Well

Sacred Well

<b>St Leonard's Well</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (7.8.2010)
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Nearest Town:Plympton (11km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SX561676 / Sheet: 202
Latitude:50° 29' 23.58" N
Longitude:   4° 1' 43.89" W

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The next village reached is Sheepstor, little more than a hamlet really, with a square-towered granite church and medieval cross at its centre and a quintessential Dartmoor leat running along the roadside. Of interest is an old well-head, standing outside the eastern wall of the churchyard. Constructed of bits of gothic tracery, the water in the well itself is clear. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19th December 2010ce


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Possible holy well, the well-head is a Victorian construction made using elements of gothic tracery when the church was restored. The earliest documentary source is 1570.

More here, along with other info about Sheepstor village history:
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22nd September 2010ce