Callington, Cornwall, England

Main street in Callington

Dupath Well

Dupath Well is said to cure whooping cough. It marks the site of a legendary confrontation between Gottlieb and Sir Colam. They fought over the affections of a woman, but both died. The small chapel-like building that is home to Dupath Well is a nearly intact well house. It is constructed of locally sourced Cornish granite ashlar and spans a spring.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


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Callington (Cornish: Kelliwik) is a civil parish and town in southeast Cornwall, England.

It is located about 7 miles north of Saltash and 9 miles south of Launceston.

Pictured left is Fore Street, the main street of Callington, courtesy of Necrothesp. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.