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Rock Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8091 / 51°48'32"N

Longitude: -4.7802 / 4°46'48"W

OS Eastings: 208438

OS Northings: 215925

OS Grid: SN084159

Mapcode National: GBR CT.XBYR

Mapcode Global: VH2NZ.3S8K

Entry Name: Rock Well

Listing Date: 11 August 1997

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18801

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Beside a footpath leading down from Robeston Wathen village (N of the church) into a quarried area called Limekiln Wood, on the left side.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)

Community: Llawhaden

Locality: Robeston Wathen

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

A village well and washing place, one of two which served the village before mains water was provided. Locally known as Rock Well, it remained in use until the 1930s.

Exterior

The well is set into the bank at the side of the path. A short arched tunnel a half metre wide is built in the local coarse gritstone. Beneath the arch the water issues over a stone sill. It is now received into a slate cattle-trough, with cemented and bolted joints, but this probably post-dates the disuse of the well for human requirements. At the left there is a large worn stone upon which to beat cloth. The bank at the right of the well is revetted in stone for a short distance.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting relic of village life before the provision of mains water.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Robeston House
    In private grounds entered from the A40(T) opposite to the B4314 turning.
  • II Robeston Wathen Church
    Prominently situated on a hilltop site at the centre of the village of Robeston Wathen, in a raised graveyard with rubble stone walling.
  • II Pont Shan
    Carrying the B4313 over the River Develidge at the NW corner of the Community Boundary.
  • II Pont Shân
    Carrying the B4313 Llawhaden to Narberth road over a small stream (River Develidge) which constitutes the boundary between the Communities of Llawhaden and Narberth.
  • II* Llawhaden Bridge and River Bank Wall
    On Eastern Cleddau ½ km E of Llawhaden Village
  • II Milestone
    In the verge set up against the hedge bank some 250 yds SE of Crunn’s Farm on the B4314.
  • II* Church of St. Aidan
    In a square churchyard on the right bank of the Eastern Cleddau, 300 m N of Llawhaden Bridge.
  • II Llawhaden Village Pound
    At the left side of the causeway entering Llawhaden Castle.

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