Scheduled Monument: Agnes Fountain (1020827)

Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Other Ref 35330
Date assigned 26 October 2002
Date last amended
Date revoked
Details The monument includes Agnes Fountain, a holy well situated in woodland, adjacent to a public footpath on a steep slope within Allerford Plantation. There are extensive views west towards Porlock Bay and south towards Allerford and Dunkery Hill. The well, which is believed to be of medieval date, is formed by a number of irregularly shaped stone slabs arranged around and below a spring which flows downwards from the steep hillside to join the Aller Brook below. The stone waterfall-like structure is 3.6m across and approximately 6.5m high from the bottom of the slope, and comprises stone slabs ranging in size from about 0.2m to 1.3m long. Further stones have been assembled in a basin-shaped design beneath the spring where water collects before flowing down into a narrow drainage channel. All modern drainage gratings and pipes are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included. Selected Sources Book Reference - Title: National Monument Record - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: SS 94 NW 6 Book Reference - Author: Horne, E - Title: Somerset Holy Wells - Date: 1923 - Page References: 52 - Type: DESC TEXT

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Grid reference Centred SS 9047 4736 (8m by 6m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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