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St Deiniol's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Penally, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6611 / 51°39'39"N

Longitude: -4.7239 / 4°43'26"W

OS Eastings: 211700

OS Northings: 199325

OS Grid: SS117993

Mapcode National: GBR GD.S9YG

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.2HJZ

Plus Code: 9C3QM76G+CC

Entry Name: St Deiniol's Well

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 26 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5999

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: A well located beside the lane at the W of the Abbey Hotel. It is immediately opposite the garage of the house named Corn Mwg.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Penally (Penalun)

Community: Penally

Locality: Penally Village

Built-Up Area: Penally

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History: The church advowson grant of 1301 mentions a spring of St. Theliai. This is traditionally taken to be the present well referred to, and its proximity to the Abbey ruins supports the identification.

Description: The well is approximately circular, stone-lined, about 0.9 m in diameter. The superstructure is built in local stone rubble, patched in bricks. In front of it is a small paved area, slightly sunk below the level of the lane. The superstructure is open-fronted, in a horshoe-shape, about 2.5 m high, capped with a sloping stone and a lintel at the front.

Listed as an ancient well.

Reference: RCAHM Inventory (1925), p.292.

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  • II Penally House
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  • II Abbey Hotel
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  • II The Cottage
    100 m NW of Penally Church.
  • II Michaelmas Cottage
    40 m W of Penally Church, built into a steep bank at the W edge of the churchyard.
  • II* Church of St Nicholas
    In the centre of the village of Penally. The churchyard is enclosed within a rubble masonry wall with simple iron gates.
  • II Ruins in Grounds of Penally Court
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  • II Old Vicarage
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