Pelynt, Cornwall, England

A view of Pelynt

St. Non’s Well

St. Non’s Well is also known as St. Nunne’s or St. Ninnie’s (as well as Piskie’s Well) and can be found at Hobb’s Park Farm down a flight of stone steps and at the top of a very steep field.


According to legend, the water bowl, which is still visible, was removed twice by a farmer who thought it would be of more use in his pigsty, but somehow found it's own way back on both occasions. The determined farmer tried a third time but was struck dumb, suffered a series of misfortunes and eventually went mad. An offering of pins left in the water apparently placates pixies.


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


Visitor Information

Pelynt (Cornish: Pluwnennys, Pluwnonna) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England.

It is situated 20 miles west of Plymouth and four miles west-northwest of Looe.

Pictured left is a view of Pelynt village courtesy of Tony Atkin. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.