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Latitude: 51.4798 / 51°28'47"N
Longitude: -3.4812 / 3°28'52"W
OS Eastings: 297239
OS Northings: 176690
OS Grid: SS972766
Mapcode National: GBR HJ.L326
Mapcode Global: VH5HS.M20D
Entry Name: Central Salmon Well
Listing Date: 9 April 1998
Last Amended: 30 April 2004
Source ID: 19654
Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage
Location: Central well of a group of three to north of village of Penllyn, near road junction to south of Penllyn Court.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Penllyn (Pen-llin)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
One of a group of three wells supplying water to the village. In 1883 Dr William Salmon, concerned for the public health of the area, donated community wells to serve the villages of Penllyn and Graig Penllyn, but the springs were probably used, before being enclosed, back to medieval times. Restored and landscaped in 2000 as part of a Community Millennium project.
Rectangular well covered by rubble hut circa 2m high, set into rising bank to rear. Flight of stone steps to left is part of the Millenium repairs. Outflow into stone walled channel.
Included for its special interest as part of a possibly unique group of three wells serving villages of Penllyn and Graig Penllyn.
Other nearby listed buildings