St Symphorian’s well

Veryan 03This well stands in the middle of Veryan, just outside the school. It was restored by a Victorian rector: one of the enthusiastic Trists in the C19.

It would be hard for it to have much atmosphere in a position like this, with a nasty fence quite so close to it but with cars up against it and with recycling bags hanging off it, it is hard not to feel that it is not treasured quite as much as it deserves.

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