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Latitude: 51.986 / 51°59'9"N
Longitude: -4.9326 / 4°55'57"W
OS Eastings: 198723
OS Northings: 236007
OS Grid: SM987360
Mapcode National: GBR CM.K34N
Mapcode Global: VH1QN.GB5X
Entry Name: Holy Well
Scheduled Date: 7 February 1951
Source ID: 2686
Cadw Legacy ID: PE229
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Holy Well
Period: Early Medieval
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Cwm Gwaun
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument consists of the remains of a holy well, probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. The monument is a well or spring, possessing religious or otherwise ritualistic significance, around which a structure, such as a niche, wall or shelter, has been constructed. A vaulted well chamber about 6ft high and 9ft x 6ft covers a spring. The chamber is constructed of rubble, and the top earth covered.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of Christianity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A holy well may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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