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St Beuno's Well

A Scheduled Monument in Clynnog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0188 / 53°1'7"N

Longitude: -4.367 / 4°22'1"W

OS Eastings: 241325

OS Northings: 349450

OS Grid: SH413494

Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FTXT

Mapcode Global: WH43Y.WDN2

Entry Name: St Beuno's Well

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2426

Cadw Legacy ID: CN091

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Holy Well

Period: Medieval

County: Gwynedd

Community: Clynnog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The well is a stone basin, enclosed on three sides by a step. There are stone benches on the NE and SW sides of the enclosure; the enclosing wall is of stone, roughly dressed and coursed, with an added coping. Rectangular niches, two on the NE and one on the SW, occur in the walls above the benches; the entrance, with a modern gate, is in the centre of the NW side. The added coping and other details are of the 18th C. The original structure is probably contemporary with the rebuilding of the parish church, late in the 15th century.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval holy wells and water systems.

Source: Cadw

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