English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Seint Pleymondes Well

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barrow

Historical Forms

  • fons vocata Seint Pleymondes Well 1302 Plea


Seint Pleymondes Well (lost), fons vocata Seint Pleymondes Well 1302 Plea (DKR xxvi 52, and Orm2 ii 339), 'well of the holy man Plegmund', v. wella , cf. Plemstall 326infra . This well was in the manor of Little Barrow, presumably east of R. Gowy opposite Plemstall; but local tradition gives the name St . Plegmund 's Well to a spring near Plemstall church, and the manorial interest may not have been territorial.