Page updated 17 September 2008
Near St James Park, Well Street derives its name from an ancient spring - it may have been the holy spring of St Sidwell which was located in the area.
One victim of the 1887 Theatre Royal fire lived in Well Street; Frederick Payne wa listed as missing, and his body was never found.
Well Street did not escape the bombing of May 1942. In the list of properties as a total loss where no's 27, 28, 1, and 2. And in the adjoining Clarence Place no's 29, 20A, 30 and 30A.
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