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Site 37

St. Mary’s Well

Bodrhyddan Hall near Rhuddlan

St. Mary’s Well - Ffynnon Fair in Welsh - presents a complete contrast to remote holy wells like Ffynnnon Sarah (Site 7). It stands in the attractive gardens of Bodrhyddan Hall, the grade I listed home of Lord Langford - a fine house of the 17th century, remodelled in Queen Anne style in 1875, yet with traces remaining of an earlier building. The well-spring itself was enclosed 1612, allegedly by the great architect Inigo Jones, in an octagonal well house, surmounted by a pelican in her piety, part of the coat of arms of the Conwy family. The water flows into a big rectangular pool and, according to legend, the well was once a favoured site for clandestine marriages.

House & grounds open June- September, Tues & Thurs 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm.

Special group visits by arrangement. Entrance charge.

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Bodrhyddan Hall

St. Mary's Well