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St Keyne's Well, St Keynes

This famous well is located near St Keyne’s Church. A legend concerning the well is mentioned in a poem by former Poet Laureate Robert Southey: "If the husband of this gifted well should drink before his wife A happy man henceforth is he For he shall be master for life". The well building is made of granite ashlar with a gabled roof, but is of little architectural interest. It was originally built in the 16th century, but rebuilt in the 1930s after the lane was widened.

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Cornwall and the Cross: Christianity 500-1560' (ISBN 978-1-86077-468-3) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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