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St Cadfan's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Banwy, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6826 / 52°40'57"N

Longitude: -3.4643 / 3°27'51"W

OS Eastings: 301104

OS Northings: 310442

OS Grid: SJ011104

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.41QB

Mapcode Global: WH686.RTHT

Entry Name: St Cadfan's Well

Listing Date: 31 December 2002

Last Amended: 31 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80804

Location: At north side of the road 100m west of Pont Llangadfan (reached by a small path connecting Dol-feinir and Bryn-hyfryd).

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

Community: Banwy

Locality: Llangadfan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

St Cadfan''s well is a spring of indefinite antiquity with a reputation for cures, and is mentioned in the Cambrian Register, 1796, as covered by a building, but this has not survived. When the adjacent road was
constructed as part of the work associated with Pont Llangadfan in c.1845 the rector, the Rev. Griffith
Howell, insisted on an arch being constructed to protect the well. It has been used within living memory
and the water is regarded as particularly pure.

Exterior

A small rectangular three-sided structure of local roughly dressed stone, enclosing a shallow pool. The
opening at front is a little over 1 m high, and there are steps down to the water. The top is slabbed over.

Reasons for Listing

An ancient holy well in good state of preservation, its history documented.

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