Saints and Stones: St. Guron's Well
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St. Guron was a hermit who established his cell on the site of the present St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin. St. Guron is generally credited with being the founder of Bodmin. When St. Petroc arrived from Padstow, St Guron gave up his hermitage, which was converted to a priory and moved a short distance south to Gorran.

The wellhouse is thought to date from the mid-16th Century and is located near the main door of St. Petrocís Church in Bodmin. It is thought that the actual spring is located somewhere underneath the church, as records from the early 16th Century refer to the construction of aqueducts to carry water through the church to a site outside the churchyard.

About St. Guron's Well

Megalithic Portal: St. Guron's Well House
St. Petroc's Church, Bodmin
Wikipedia: St. Petroc's Church, Bodmin
Wikipedia: Saint Petroc

Journey to St. Guron's Well

St. Guron's Well is a short distance from the wellhouse at the foot of the steps that lead up to St Petrocís Church. The water runs from the mouths of two gargoyles and falls into a trough. The date 1545 is carved into the stonework. The weelhouse is to be found adjacent to the western entrance of St. Petroc's Church. Both are in the town of Bodmin in the central part of Cornwall in southwest England.

Ordnance Survey Map (SX0723767101)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for St. Guron's Well in Bodmin may be found at the Waymarking website. General Cornwall tourist information may be found at the Visit Cornwall website.

Additional Photos of St. Guron's Well

Sign for St. Guron's Well
St. Guron's Well
The Wellhouse for St. Guron's Well Adjacent to St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin
The Wellhouse for St. Guron's Well Adjacent to St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin
Carving on the Wellhouse for St. Guron's Well Adjacent to St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin
Location of St. Guron's Well and Wellhouse at St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin
Stained-Glass Window Featuring St. Guron in St. Petroc's Church in Bodmin


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