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Ffynnon Leinw

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilcain, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2001 / 53°12'0"N

Longitude: -3.22 / 3°13'12"W

OS Eastings: 318600

OS Northings: 367700

OS Grid: SJ186677

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.2J9Y

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.HTWL

Plus Code: 9C5R6Q2H+3X

Entry Name: Ffynnon Leinw

Listing Date: 6 November 1962

Last Amended: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 297

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Situated in woods on the S side of the A541 approx. 0.2 km W of the Royal Oak PH at Hendre. There is no path to the well but it can be seen from the road and approached over a low stone wall.

County: Flintshire

Community: Cilcain

Community: Cilcain

Locality: Efail Parcy

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Said to be a well described in the Geraldus Cambrensis Itinerary, 1188, it is mentioned by Edward Lhwyd in his description of the parish of 1707. The supposed tidal properties (leinw) are linked to a local tradition that the water rose and fell according to tidal movements. This is said to have been disrupted by local mineworkings. It contains water intermittently.


Stone lined well basin now partially demolished. Some stones are roughly squared; the masonry is stepped on the S side. Overgrown and not fully visible at time of 1995 survey.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for special historic interest as a well with medieval associations.

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  • II Lime Kiln at Pen-y-Gelli Farm
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