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Monument record MDR11287 - Coffin Well, Tissington

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Coffin Well is virtually impossible to date owing to the absence of architectural details. (1). There are five wells at Tissington, 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). (SK 17835227) Coffin Well - named on map. (3). All the wells are in a good state of preservation. See G.P. AO/66/24/3 for Coffin Well. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: M.H.L.G. (Prov HHR) Ashbourne RD 1884/11/A Aug. 1961, pp. 44-46.
  • <2> Article in serial: Binnall, P. 1940. 'Holy wells in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 61, pp 56-65.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <4> Personal Observation: Baird, J. F1 JB 02-JUN-66.



Grid reference SK 17826 52275 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR750

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Record last edited

Jul 25 2007 2:18PM

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