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Marmion's Well

An old well in Branxton, which was reconstructed late 19th century for Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford.[1] The well is notable as being the setting Sir Walter Scott used for his poem "Marmion". The round arched stone slab of the well is carved with a cross and inscribed with a quotation from Marmion: "Drink weary pilgrim drink and pray For the kind soul of Sybil Grey Who built this cross and well." The well is Grade II listed.

Branxton Historic Buildings and Monuments in Branxton Civil Parish Grade II Listed
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The 'Marmion Well'

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The 'Marmion Well'

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MARMION'S WELL - Branxton - List Entry
- "Well. Reconstructed late C19 for Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford. Ashlar slab c. 4ft high with a round-arched hole in the bottom. Set within the arch a round stone basin. The …

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List number: 1370970
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NT8917237520


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