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Central Salmon Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Penllyn, Vale of Glamorgan

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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

Town: Cowbridge

Community: Penllyn (Pen-llin)

Community: Penllyn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as part of a possibly unique group of three wells serving villages of Penllyn and Graig Penllyn.

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