Record Details

NHER Number:12467
Type of record:Monument
Name:St Agnes' Well

Summary

A spring, reputedly used as a holy well by pilgrims on their way to the shrine at Walsingham.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9483 1586
Map Sheet:TF91NW
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

'Near the stream which forms the parish boundary is St Agnes's Well, traditionally said to have been used by pilgrims to Walsingham', see (S1).
The boundary follows a stream on the south and east of the parish, and for a very short distance on the west.
Not shown on (S2).
Located by informant [1].
Formerly had brick well head, now replaced by clay bank and pond.
The well is in fact a spring.
See (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • SPRING (Unknown date)
  • HOLY WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk.. Vols 1-19..
<S2>Map: 1844. Gressenhall with part of Great Bittering Tithe Map.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1979. Well on the farm. 11 October. 2.

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