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MONUMENT CONSERVATION IN CORNWALL

 

Cornwall County Council's Scheduled Monument Management programme was born in 1994, in response to the need to help restore, repair, renovate, protect and interpret ancient and historic monuments all over Cornwall.  Supported by a range of organisations and individuals, the project receives its funding primarily from English Heritage and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, and more recently from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well.  It is the HLF which, through the Scheduled Monument Management Programme, has recently helped to support the improvements to access and interpretation at St Clether chapel and holy well.

Since 1994, the Scheduled Monument Management programme has undertaken conservation work at over 100 sites, from Cornwall's best-loved sacred places like Madron Well and the Men an Tol, to hidden secrets like St James's holy well in Jacobstow. Much of our work has focussed on those monuments which are such a feature of the Cornish countryside: the holy wells, granite crosses, stone circles and standing stones.

For more information, please visit Cornwall County Council's website,

http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=296&CFID=600883&CFTOKEN=30345653

 

(This will take you to the Historic Environment Service's section of CCC's website, where, under projects and programmes/site conservation, will be found a bit on the Scheduled Monument Management programme.)

 

or contact Ann Preston-Jones on 01872 323691 or apreston@cornwall.gov.uk

The following link leads to illustrationsof holy wells we have helped to restore or repair:

 

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This is the official website of St Clether Holy Well Chapel.

The chapel is a privately owned and maintained non-denominational Grade 2 listed building

It is situated about 1/3 mile (walk) from St. Clether parish church which is signposted from the A395

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