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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
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.
Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)
Locality: Robeston Wathen
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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.
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.
Listed as an interesting relic of village life before the provision of mains water.
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