Information for record number MWA7390:
Site of Holy Well at Whitnash

Summary The site of a holy well of unknown date. It was located 400m east of Whitnash.
What Is It?  
Type: Holy Well
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Whitnash
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 33 63
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Site of an ancient well by the side of Whitnash Brook. The Site is now drained, but the little stream of water which flows into the Brook is still believed to possess healing powers.
2 It was thought that the waters of Whitnash Holy Well could foretell the future. There is a story that a church bell was lost down the well when it was carried there to be blessed.
3 Photo of the field.
4 Various references and observations.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Journal of the Holy Wells Group
Author/originator: Patchell P M
Date: 1987
Page Number: 13
Volume/Sheet: 6
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Wells and Springs of Warwickshire
Author/originator: HMSO
Date: 1928
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Photograph
Title: Holy Well at Whitnash
Author/originator: Field J
Date: 1995
Page Number:
Source No: 4
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: The Holy Well and Castle Hill, Whitnash
Author/originator: Field, J
Date: 1994
Page Number:
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Word or Phrase
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CASTLE * A fortress and dwelling, usually medieval in origin, and often consisting of a keep, curtain wall and towers etc. back
monument HOLY WELL * A well or spring, possessing religious or otherwise ritualistic significance, around which a structure, such as a niche, wall or shelter, has been constructed. In the case of the water source being a natural spring, double-index with SPRING. back
monument WELL * A shaft or pit dug in the ground over a supply of spring-water. back
monument FIELD * An area of land, often enclosed, used for cultivation or the grazing of livestock. back
monument SPRING * A point where water issues naturally from the rock or soil onto the ground or into a body of surface water. back
monument STREAM * A natural flow or current of water issuing from a source. back

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