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St Non's Well

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.8724 / 51°52'20"N

Longitude: -5.2683 / 5°16'5"W

OS Eastings: 175109

OS Northings: 224369

OS Grid: SM751243

Mapcode National: GBR C5.S9WK

Mapcode Global: VH0TL.M6QF

Plus Code: 9C3PVPCJ+XM

Entry Name: St Non's Well

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12712

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Situated by pathway to ruins of Saint Non's Chapel, about 40m E of chapel.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Tagged with: Well

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Browne-Willis described well in early C18 as having 'Stone-roof, and inclos'd within a wall, with Benches to sit upon round the Well.' Dr G Harries of Cryg-glas called the well roofless ca1760 and that it was repaired by Mrs Williams of Treleddin in early C19.


Holy spring traditionally said to have sprung up at birth of Saint David and a place of pilgrimage since medieval times. Small rectangular stone basin in low rubble, tunnel-vaulted well-house, open at west end. Within basin, step under water at west end and ledge at east end. Interior whitewashed. Purple sandstone front step with incised run-off channel to secondary small rectangular basin, monolithic sandstone with run-off channel to front. Cobbled small paved step each side.

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