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Higgon's Well

A Grade II* Listed Building in Uzmaston and Boulston, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7969 / 51°47'48"N

Longitude: -4.9577 / 4°57'27"W

OS Eastings: 196148

OS Northings: 215055

OS Grid: SM961150

Mapcode National: GBR CL.XWG3

Mapcode Global: VH1RM.03YB

Entry Name: Higgon's Well

Listing Date: 16 July 2004

Last Amended: 16 July 2004

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82964

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the E side of the estuary of the Cleddau Wen some 700m S of Haverfordwest station.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech (Uzmaston, Boulston a Slebets)

Community: Uzmaston and Boulston

Locality: Uzmaston

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Haverfordwest

History

Medieval holy well, repaired c. 1989. The well was drawn in the early C19 by Charles Norris of Tenby, but was then lost to undergrowth. There was a chapel behind, now just retaining walls. The water is piped across the Cleddau for bottling as drinking water, and access to the interior not possible.

Exterior

Holy well chamber, rubble stone with rubble stone rough roof (formerly presumably stone-tiled or slated). Rectangular plan, exterior dimensions some 5m by 3m, with restored small pointed entry at W end, with stone voussoirs. Rear wall rebuilt in C20 with double-boarded doors and concrete arch.

Interior

Interior said to have rubble stone vault and benches around side.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as the largest surviving holy well in the region.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Pe 430 (PEM)

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