MARMION'S WELL - Branxton - List Entry

  • Description

    "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 slab is carved with a cross and inscribed with a quotation from Sir Walter Scott's 'Marmion': Drink weary pilgrim drink and pray For the kind soul of Sybil Grey Who built this cross and well. Scott used the original well on this site as a setting for Marmion. Lady Waterford would conduct rides of her guests to it....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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