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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
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
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Community: Llantwit Major
Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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.
Included as a part of the historic water supply of Llantwit Major.
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