St Boniface and the Wishing Well at Ventnor
The famous St Boniface Well is located on St. Boniface Down, which makes up part of our Ventnor Downs estate on the very south of the Isle of Wight. Both are named after the 8th century St Boniface. The well itself is now very difficult to reach, being on a very steep part of the downs that is overgrown with holm oaks and we don’t recommend attempting a visit. However we have placed a stone bearing a plaque on a plateau just above the site.
Earliest written evidence
Myths and customs
" The popular belief was that, if the well was reached without once looking back, any wish formed while drinking the water would certainly be granted"