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St. Brigid's Well at Gwenhafdre Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2856 / 52°17'8"N

Longitude: -3.9442 / 3°56'39"W

OS Eastings: 267476

OS Northings: 267058

OS Grid: SN674670

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.Y3J2

Mapcode Global: VH4G0.LT66

Entry Name: St. Brigid's Well at Gwenhafdre Isaf

Listing Date: 15 July 2004

Last Amended: 15 July 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82958

Location: Situated to the rear of the farmhouse at Gwenhafdre Isaf, some 900m to NW of Swyddfynnon.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ystrad Meurig

Locality: Swyddfynnon

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Reputed holy well with scant recorded history. Repaired in late 1980s.


Covered well, of dry stone construction, in beehive shape, set into bank, with low rectangular opening just above internal water level, with slab lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusually substantial corbelled well-chamber, carefully restored.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Brynmehefin
    Situated at the end of 400m track, approximately 1km NW of Swyddfynnon.
  • II Ffos
    Situated some 400m NW of Swyddfynnon at the end of a 200m track W from road to Tynygraig.
  • II Coach-house and stable at Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on left of entrance to Bryn Hyfryd, backing onto road.
  • II Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on E side of lane to Swyddfynnon, some 1.2 km S of Ty'nygraig.

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