(SK 17435249) Hand's Well; (SK 17575232) Hall Well; (SK 17575220) Yewtree Well; (SK 17755220) Town Well; (SK 17835227) Coffin Well - named on map. (1).
There are five wells at Tissington: The Hall Well, Hand's Well, Town Well, Yew Tree Well and Coffin Well, all of which are dressed annually on Ascension Day, the custom at Tissington dating from an unknown and remote period, generally said to be that of the Roman occupation. (2). Hand's Well, Hall Well, Yewtree Well and Town Well are probably 18th century. Coffin Well is virtually impossible to date owing to the absence of architectural details. All are grade II listed. (3). All the wells are in a good state of preservation. Hands Well surveyed at SK 17435249. See G.Ps AO/66/24/3 for Coffin Well, AO/66/24/4 for Town Well, AO/66/24/5 for Yewtree Well, AO/66/24/6 for Hall Well, AO/66/24/7 for Hands Well. (4).
Article in serial: Binnall, P. 1940. 'Holy wells in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 61, pp 56-65. pp 56-65.
Bibliographic reference: M.H.L.G. (Prov HHR) Ashbourne RD 1884/11/A Aug. 1961, pp. 44-46. pp 44-46.
Personal Observation: Baird, J. F1 JB 02-JUN-66.
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Centred SK 1756 5232 (7m by 6m) (Multiple Site Centre)
TISSINGTON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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