Save the roof of St Cleer's Holy Well

by Cornwall Heritage Trust in Redruth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Save the roof of St Cleer's Holy Well

Total raised £960

raised so far

+ est. £182.50 Gift Aid

34

supporters

Vital maintenance work by Historic England-approved heritage specialists needs to take place to save the roof of St Cleer’s Holy Well

Project by Cornwall Heritage Trust

We're still collecting donations

On the 31st October 2023 we'd raised £960 with 34 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Vital maintenance work needs to take place to save the roof of St Cleer’s Holy Well, a rare medieval holy well and wayside cross, situated in the middle of the village of St Cleer, near Liskeard. But we need your support to make it happen.

In order to protect this invaluable part of Cornwall’s heritage, we are looking to raise £8000 to have the roof completely repointed by Historic England-approved heritage specialists — essential maintenance which the Grade One Listed, Scheduled monument has been in need of for some time.

Taken into the care of Cornwall Heritage Trust last November, the well is a Scheduled Monument and also Listed Grade One – a demarcation earned by only 2.5% of listed buildings, which Historic England defines as warranting “exceptional interest”.

Thought to date from the early 16th century, it is the only example of a well house with an open porch-like design in Cornwall. The well had become a ruin by about 1700 but was restored in 1864-5 as a memorial to a long-serving vicar of St Cleer, the Reverend John Jope.

Historic England Heritage at Risk Project Officer, Ann Preston-Jones said: "Although the roof is built of massive blocks of granite and looks very secure, close examination showed that there are many gaps between the blocks, where pointing has eroded away and been lost with time. To secure the well-house for the future, and prevent it is essential that these repairs are carried out as soon as possible.”

St Cleer’s Holy Well is a unique part of Cornwall’s heritage that deserves to be protected for future generations. All over Cornwall, there are heritage sites that are uncared for and at risk – some that are even lost forever. It is vital that its future is safeguarded!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A donation certificate posted to you

£15 or more

£15 Reward

St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and a St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£50 or more

£50 Reward

St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A Walk & Talk about St Cleer’s Well with a specialist. You will also receive a St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Framed print of St Cleer’s Well 19th century engraving. You will also receive a Walk & Talk about St Cleer’s Well with a specialist, St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£400 or more

£400 Reward

Signed original print by Lou Tonkin. You will also receive a Walk & Talk about St Cleer’s Well with a specialist, St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£400 or more

£400 Reward

Life Membership of Cornwall Heritage Trust. You will also receive a Walk & Talk about St Cleer’s Well with a specialist, St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

£600 or more

£600 Reward

Joint Life Membership of Cornwall Heritage Trust. You will also receive a Walk & Talk about St Cleer’s Well with a specialist, St Cleer’s Well tote bag, your chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two and St Cleer’s Well pin badge plus a donation certificate

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