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Ffynnon Gybi

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangybi, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1561 / 52°9'21"N

Longitude: -4.04 / 4°2'24"W

OS Eastings: 260539

OS Northings: 252829

OS Grid: SN605528

Mapcode National: GBR DT.68K3

Mapcode Global: VH4GQ.X2KG

Entry Name: Ffynnon Gybi

Listing Date: 18 May 1994

Last Amended: 24 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14543

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated to SW of village, on N side of A485, reached by steps down opposite Maesyffynnon Chapel.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Llangybi

Community: Llangybi

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Curative well also known as Ffynnon Wen, associated with the C6 Saint Cybi, from which a legend and cult developed around the site. The supposed curative powers of Ffynnon Gybi drew pilgrims with scrofula, scurvy and rheumatism. Traditionally St Cybi is said to have lived at Llety Cybi, 600m to NE. Edward Lhuyd in the C17 wrote of Ffynnon Wen that the test for whether or not someone had been cured by the water was if they could sleep while lying under Llech Gybi, `an arrows flight from ye well', a reference presumably to a lost nearby cromlech. The well structure must be altered as it is said to have had seats around to accommodate bathers.

Exterior

Shallow pool in side of bank with rough stone walling and large flat slate stone slab over. Another smaller similar slab bridges the outflow and a third flanks the outflow.

Reasons for Listing

Listed primarily for its special historic interest.

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