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Murton Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Murton, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5835 / 51°35'0"N

Longitude: -4.0421 / 4°2'31"W

OS Eastings: 258608

OS Northings: 189155

OS Grid: SS586891

Mapcode National: GBR GW.G3X2

Mapcode Global: VH4KF.WGGG

Plus Code: 9C3QHXM5+95

Entry Name: Murton Well

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22375

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated on the Green, S of the community hall and E of the playground.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Bishopston (Llandeilo Ferwallt)

Community: Bishopston

Locality: Murton

Built-Up Area: Murton

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Murton Well is referred to as an ancient well associated with a former chapel. The brick vault of the structure suggests C19 restoration, whilst further work was undertaken in the mid C20.

Exterior

The well is within a rectangular vaulted structure of rubble stone. Brick soffit to vault, probably C19, with rendered exterior. Round-headed entrance facing SW and containing an iron gate. The interior of the structure is white-washed. Water passes through a drain in the sill of the gateway into an irregular-shaped pool which curves round to the SE. The pool is surrounded by C20 crazy paving. Mounted against the SE side of the well is a cast iron water pump; cylindrical stem supports a narrow straight-sided fluted bowl with decorated spout and attached long handle.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, not withstanding modern restoration, for its historic interest as a holy well of Wales.

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