St Cuthbert's Well, Inner Farne (North Sunderland and Seahouses)
There are no natural springs on the island of Inner Farne and so St Cuthbert is said to have dug a well when he came to live here in the seventh century AD. He dug two pits and prayed to God, and as a result they both filled with water. Although the exact site of the well has not been confirmed, a circular depression, about 5m in diameter and 1m deep with traces of stonework on one side, is believed to be St Cuthbert's Well. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
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Source of Reference
Local History of North Sunderland and Seahouses
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