Monument record MCC2282 - St Anne's Holy Well, Harwich Road, Colchester


Medieval holy well.


Grid reference TM 01144 25416 (point)
Map sheet TM02NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A well of apparent medieval date associated with St Anne's Chapel on Harwich Road. The well was re-opened in 1844 and sealed again in 1900.<1><2> See also MCC420

Probable medieval well, known as the 'Holly Well', originally linked with a hermitage. The well was re-opened in 1844 according to a plaque near to it. According to the OS card it was covered and cemented by 1950 and is located in the parlour of 39 Harwich Road.<3><4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Cooper, Janet (Ed). 1994. Vol. IX, The Borough of Colchester, A History of the County of Essex. Volume IX. p.20.
  • <2> Photograph: Unknown. 1897. St Anne's Holy Well, Harwich Road. black & white print.
  • <3> Index: Ordnance Survey. 1876. Ordnance Survey Cards. TMO2NW4.
  • <4> Monograph: Cromwell, Thomas. 1825. History and description of the ancient town and Borough of Colchester in Essex. p.214, Vol 1.

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Oct 26 2016 3:38PM

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