Keys to the Past

Jenny Bell's Well (Holy Island)

Jenny Bell's Well during excavation in 1996. Photo by The Archaeological Practice.
Jenny Bell's Well during excavation in 1996. Photo by The Archaeological Practice.

Jenny Bell's Well, Holy Island, after consolidation. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Jenny Bell's Well, Holy Island, after consolidation. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

Jenny Bell's Well was first recorded on a map in the late 18th century, and was a rectangular structure with a wall or steps leading down to an open pool. The well had become covered by a large midden. The well has now been cleared and can still be seen.

Reference number:N13778
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Jenny Bell's Well: historic background and description 1994; P Ryder
EXCAVATION, Jenny Bell's Well, Holy Island: archaeological clearance 1996 (NU 1243 4173) 1996; The Archaeological Practice

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Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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