RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 105/39
Extent1 file
Title'Holy Wells'
DescriptionBox file labelled 'Holy wells', containing:

1. Loose assorted correspondence and research notes relating to holy wells, including postcards and b/w photographs of churches and wells; newscuttings on wells and well-dressing; good luck souvenir card of the old wishing cork tree, Coombe-inTeignhead, Newton Abbot; ts lists of wells and essays on wells in Devon; maps and rough sketches of wells (1950s-1990s)

2. Green wallet file containing research notes, correspondence and newspaper cuttings on wells. Includes draft ts essay 'Holy and notables wells of Devon' by T.B. and ts list of wells in Devon (1950s-1960s)

3. Envelope containing assorted b/w photographs of the following holy well sites (those in wallets taken by A.W. Everett, F.S.A. 1957): St. Elizabeth's holy well, Crediton; Fairwater spring, Kingsteignton; St. Teara's well, Chittelhampton; the Lady Well, Sticklepath, South Zeal; Holy Well, Pilton, Barnstaple; St. Teara's Well, Chittelhampton; Holy Well, Shobrooke Barton; well, Matford Terrace, Exeter; well, Belstone; Holy Well, Colcombe Farm, Colyton; and the chalybeate spring, Bampton (1950s-1960s)

4. Pamphlets and publications as follows: Source: Journal of the Holy Wells Group, issues one and two, March and July 1985; Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall, by M. and L. Quiller-Couch, pub. Charles J. Clark: London 1894; The Well-Dressing Guide, by Crichton Porteous, pub. Derbyshire Countryside Limited: Derby, 1970; Holy Wells of Cornwall, by A. Lane-Davies (Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd "Caqr Fentynyow"), pub. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies: Redruth, 1970; A Pilgrim's Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, by J. Meyrick, pub. Falmouth 1982. Also some loose papers and correspondence are contained within these volumes (1984-1985)

5. Notebook labelled 'Ex Rev. J.F. Chanter papers: ?any interest to Miss Theo Brown', containing handwritten notes mainly on holy wells dedicated to women saints (n.d., c.1950s-1960s)
Printed material
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameBrown; Theodora (1914-1993); folklorist; known as Theo
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