Monument details

HER Number:1909/0/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:St Plegmund's Well


St Plegmund's Well is said to have been a druidical well before it was put to Christian uses by Plegmund, who it is suggested, baptised his converts in this well near his hermits cell. St Plegmund was a hermit in Plemstall. Hermits lived in remote areas and provided hospitality for travellers. Plegmund became the archbishop of Canterbury from 890 to 923. In 1959 the well was reported as dry, with an uncovered chamber with a depth of 40cm constructed of unweathered stones. On either side of the chamber was a protective stone slab. This well was covered by two stone slabs in 1987 by Cheshire Highways, to protect the remains.


Monument Types

  • HOLY WELL (Saxon - 410 AD? to 1065 AD?)
  • RELIGIOUS HOUSE (Religious site, Saxon - 410 AD? to 1065 AD?)
  • WELL (Saxon - 410 AD? to 1065 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 30374: St Plegmund's Well 200m East of Bankfield Farm

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