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St. Govan's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Stackpole, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5986 / 51°35'54"N

Longitude: -4.9366 / 4°56'11"W

OS Eastings: 196711

OS Northings: 192945

OS Grid: SR967929

Mapcode National: GBR G8.K1T6

Mapcode Global: VH1SL.D22V

Entry Name: St. Govan's Well

Listing Date: 8 February 1996

Last Amended: 8 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17981

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Community: Stackpole

Locality: Bosherston

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

About 25 m S of St Govan's chapel, reached by a flight of rough steps.

Famous together with St Govan's chapel for cures of lameness and eye disease. It was fed by a spring but had been dry for many years when described in 1925.

The well itself is a short shaft about 0.7 by 0.8 m. Wellhead building approximately square with an opening to the N side spanned by a stone lintel. Rough corbelled top sloping to S, E and W but rising to a rounded gable at N, very much restored.

Also a boulder retaining-wall at N side of the well.

Listed for historic interest and group value with St Govan's Chapel.

References: RCAHM Inventory (1925) 22
Fenton, Historical Tour through Pembrokeshire 181 1 ( 1903 ed) 415.
F Jones, The Holy Wells of Wales ( 19 4) 208
Dyfed Arch. Trust S&M PRN 1268

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