Bodmin Well Trail
Before the Dissolution of the mid 1500s, Bodmin was a citadel of churches, hospitals, guild houses, a friary and a Priory that owned vast lands stretching from Portreath to Tintagel and inland as far as Lanhydrock. Today traces of this age can be found dotted around Bodmin, including holy wells.
You can take in the holy wells following the Bodmin Well Trail, copies of which can be picked up at the Bodmin Information Centre.
It’s a fascinating walk and history guide, not only taking in the Holy Wells but also some of Bodmin’s interesting buildings such as St Petrocs Church and Bodmin Jail. Below is a flavour of some of the wells you can see, on the Bodmin Well Trail.
The Eye Well
With a tablet stone dated 1700, this well once had a reputation for healing weak and troubled eyes and supplied water for the local inhabitants.
St Guron's Well and Well House
The Well House is thought to date from around 1545 and was originally built of granite slabs throughout. The water that originally supplied the well now issues through the mouths of two gargoyles. This was Bodmin’s main supply of water until relatively recent times.