The Clerk's Well

The Clerk's Well

The well that gave Clerkenwell it's name can be seen here.

Location: Well Court, Clerkenwell, London

Description: The Clerks Well you can see in the basement of Well Court, can be seen from Street level in Farringdon Lane - peers through the windows.

It was this well that gives its name to the area now known as Clerkenwell and near here was the scene of medieval miracle plays that was performed by the local Parish Clerks of London.

The well was located in the boundary wall of St Mary's Nunnery, and after the dissolution of the nunnery and the boundary wall was destroyed the well was lost. This ancient water hole was only rediscovered during rebuilding in Farringdon Lane in 1924.

Tours: Rebels, Radicals & Rough Justice

Themes: HistoricalHistorical Theme  HealthHealth Theme
The Clerk's Well

The well that gave Clerkenwell it's name can be seen here.

Ranking This Month: 2801/3049

Pages Hit This Month: 3

Your Comments:

Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:

Other places nearby:

A Gate and a Crypt», 0.1km

The PM's Street», 1.6km

Henry VIIIs Kennels», 3.8km

Eisenhower HQ en suite», 2.2km

The Old Bedford», 1.7km

Little Green Street Protest», 2.8km

Seven Dials (nee Six)», 1.0km

A Renowned Spring Fair», 1.9km

Site of Lord Byrons famous duel», 1.6km

Alleyn's School», 4.8km

Location Pinpointed:

Open Street Maps», Google Maps»