St. Clether, Cornwall, England

St Clether Chapel and Holy Well

St. Clether’s Well

West of St. Clether parish church is a holy well and associated chapel, said to be one of Cornwall's best preserved. The church and holy well are dedicated to Saint Cleder (or Clederus), one of the twenty-four children of Saint Brychan, a Welsh saint and King of Brycheiniog in the 5th century. This well is set inside a baptistery, but Coxe does not indicate what this well was purported to cure.


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


Visitor Information

St Clether is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England.

The village is situated on the east flank of Bodmin Moor approximately eight miles west of Launceston in the valley of the River Inny.

Pictured left is St. Clether Chapel and Holy Well courtesy of Rob Purvis. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.