ST0642 : St Decuman's Holy Well

taken 8 years ago, near to Watchet, Somerset, Great Britain

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St Decuman's Holy Well
St Decuman's Holy Well
Decumanís Well is to be found near the Church and is one of
the reasons why the latter is inconveniently situated away from
the town. It produces clear water and has long been considered
holy. The site has been regarded as sacred since Pagan times.
It has been restored recently and provides a place for quiet
reflection and prayer away from the bustle of everyday life.
Baptisms and Services are carried out by the well sometimes.
If a group of people wish to worship there, they are asked to
register with the Vicar of St. Decumanís who is responsible for
ensuring that all worship respects the life-enhancing sacredness
of the well.
Such a place naturally has its legend. St Decuman was said to
have carried his severed head there where he washed it and
replaced on his shoulders and then continued with life as normal.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 063 427 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.5777N 3:20.4387W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 063 427
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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