Record Details

NHER Number:3642
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mary Bone's Well


A well shown on an Ordnance Survey map of 1907. According to local legend a woman name Mary Bone was drowned in the well by one of the priests of St Mary's Priory, NHER 3632.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8476 2879
Map Sheet:TF82NW

Full description

Shown on (S1).
Source of priory water supply? Only a marshy pool by the river.
E. Rose (NAU) 20 January 1978.

Surrounding wall in reasonably good condition, approximately 30cm high and 1.8m in diameter, is broken in three places.
Water reaches ground level and overflow joins River Wensum some 27m to the south.
'An ancient well...Mary Bone a Woman of the Priory (TF 82 NW/1) was drowned in the Well by one of the priests of the Priory'.
The remains of the well are in poor condition.
See (S2).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 6 August 1990.

Monument Types

  • HOLY WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TF 8429X-AA.
---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Rudham (East).
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

Related records - none

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