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CHALICE WELL

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A well rising on the southern slope of Chalice Hill. A pre-Christian well traditionally associated with the legend of the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arinathea. The well is built of stone blocks and forms two underground chambers, the inner one reached through an rchway at the foot of the west wall of the well-shaft. Total depth is about 9 ft. Wooden well-cover with wrought-iron decoration made in 1919. Lower down the hill is a mid-18th century stone-flagged courtyard with a stone bath fed by waterfall.

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