Hermit’s Well

Hermit’s Well KRY W NO599058 1 374 2m

Hermits’ Well 1850s OS Name Book
Hermits Well 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE hermit + SSE well

OS Name Book, which clearly spells the first element as a genitive plural, describes it thus: ‘A small spring well close to the Coves, that is supposed by tradition to have received its name from the circumstance of its supplying the hermits, with water, who occupied the Coves’ (28, 40).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3