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Negative Of Fice's Well

Fice's well named after Sir John Fitz from Tavistock is a natural spring bubbling out of the ground. John Fitz had a small lintel construction built over the well in 1536 after becoming lost on the moor whilst out riding with his wife. It is said that they were led astray by Pixies who brought down an impenetrable mist which soon saw them unable to find their way. After wandering lost for some time they came to rest by the spring to have a drink, as soon as the water touched their lips the mist lifted and they realised they were not far from the Princetown road. The lintel is carved with the letters IF (Old English for JF) and the date 1536.
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305055
Updated on January 23, 2019
SX 57653 75928

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