Monument details

HER Number:591
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:St Oswald's Well, 150m south of Woodhead


St Oswald's well is a Scheduled Monument and Grade II listed. It is situated near Hermitage Green, Winwick . It is traditionally said to be on the spot where the sainted King Oswald of Northumbria was slain by Penda, King of Mercia, at a place called Maserfelth. The well is substantially walled inside and two or three deeply worn steps lead to the water. It is referred to by Bede in AD 642 . It now lies in pasture and is largely overgrown and partly infilled. A large stone slab has been placed over the opening to protect the remains from access.


Monument Types

  • HOLY WELL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1343263: ST OSWALDS WELL IN FIELD TO SOUTH OF WOODHEAD FARMHOUSE; Scheduled Monument 1018082: St Oswald's Well, 150M South Of Woodhead

Related records

582Related to: Battle of Maserfelth (Monument)

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