Antique Wooden Carved Fire Screen of Liskeard Pipe Well of St Martins c.1879

Antique Wooden Carved Fire Screen of Liskeard Pipe Well of St Martins c.1879

Antique Wooden Carved Fire Screen of Liskeard Pipe Well of St Martins c.1879

A wonderful hand carved 19th century fire screen board.
Depicting The Well of St Martins located in Liskeard, Cornwall.


The well is located on Well Lane in the town and is fed by four springs. It is within an arched room beneath an old building and is protected by a19th century set of gates. In front of the gate is a granite trough which is fed by four lead spouts from which water from the well continuously flows. This is accessed by a flight of granite steps which leads downwards from the lane. The well has never yet been known to run dry.

The first reference to the well is in 14th century borough documents.

The well was once said to have had healing powers. Also within the well is a stone (now covered over) which was said to bring good luck in marriage to women who touched it under certain circumstances.

A perfect item for anyone with an interest on one off carvings or the town of Liskeard

Width 53.5cm

Depth 16cm

Height 69cm

Condition - Good.

Typical age related wear - Split to the middle.

Item No. 4943

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