St. Mary’s Holy Well, Bovey Tracey

Department of Environment, 1986, Bovey Tracey, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV297013.

Granite trough and recess in south wall of Church Style garden about 27m east of Trough Lane.
Large water trough, cut out of a single piece of granite. C19 or earlier. Small cement patch in front probably replaces a former outlet pipe. Occupies a recess with jambs formed of large squared granite blocks, the lower part of left-hand jamb moved outwards a little as if to insert an alternative outlet pipe. Round arch of red brick. In rear wall of recess a small granite shute, presumably designed to bring water into the trough. In front of trough a pavement of granite sets with a kerb of large pieces of granite.

Reference: Devon & Dartmoor Historic Environment Record

Coombe Cross Guide Stone

Reference: Tim Jenkinson (2015): Granite Guide Posts of East Dartmoor Milestones and Waymarkers Journal of the Milestone Society Volume 8 pages 10-11.

B.M. 0201.8, NWF, Bovey Tracey Church

Notes: There are two churches in Bovey Tracey; this is the north-eastern one that is dedicated to St Peter, St Paul and St Thomas, I believe.

Reference: The NGR, photos and details for this benchmark were kindly supplied by Sheron Vowden. It is marked on Side by Side.