Poorly Located Monument record MNL 971 - Unlocated site of medieval holy well, Holywell Row

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Summary

Unlocated site of holy well (or spring?) suggested by place-name evidence from at least the 12th century. Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Location

Grid reference TL 71 77 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL77NW
Civil Parish MILDENHALL, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK
Civil Parish Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill, Forest Heath, Suffolk

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Full Description

Site of holy well (or spring?) suggested by place-name evidence from at least the 12th century. Recorded as Halliuelle in 1189-1200 (S1, S4), Holiwell Row in 1759, Holywell Row in 1843 (S1).
Field names also listed in Mildenhall Bailiffs Accounts (of 1390-92 & 1400-1401) include 'Halywelle' and 'Halywelle feld' (S3).
1574 survey records 'Halliwell Waye' and Halywell wayes' (S2).
Location of the holy well site is unknown.

Formerly recorded as MNL MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Martin EA (SCCAS), The Place-names of Suffolk (digital Ms), 2004.
  • <S2> Source Checked: Suffolk Record Office. 'Survey of the towne, fields and pastures of Mildenhall …', Sept 1574, SRO (B), E18/454/5-7.
  • <S3> Source Checked: Suffolk Record Office. Mildenhall Bailiff's Accounts, SRO (Bury), E18/455/1 (1390-92) & E18/455/2 (1400-1401).
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 26 (3), 1954, 221.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 21 2020 8:37AM

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