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Well opposite Downcross Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4118 / 51°24'42"N

Longitude: -3.4874 / 3°29'14"W

OS Eastings: 296650

OS Northings: 169132

OS Grid: SS966691

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.Q7HY

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.HSP3

Entry Name: Well opposite Downcross Farm

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13284

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: About 100m north-east of Old Place at the junction with Wick Road.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

C18 to early C19 surround to an ancient well. In the late C14 to C15, the well at this site was known as Thergat’s well (name derived probably from its location by the turn gate, hence possibly Turkey Street); also known as Samson’s well (Samson was a common name in the C17 in the family of the local landowners, the Nicholls); also known as Nancy’s well.

Exterior

Stone surround to ancient well set in field wall arranged to form two roofless stone lined recesses, the longer and wider western one with rounded north end and the shorter east one with square north end. The coping of the flanking stone field walls continues in front of the two recesses in the form of a segmental stone arch.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a part of the historic water supply of Llantwit Major.

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