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FFYNNON EILIAN

Site Details


NPRN 302480

Map Reference SH49SE

Grid Reference SH4657093296

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Llaneilian

Type of Site WELL CHAPEL

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Medieval

Site Description NAR SH49SE1

Water issues from a fissure in a north-facing crag in the cliffs close to the point where a nameless stream tumbles into the sea. This was the well of Eilian, saint of the nearby church and was said to have been visited on the saint's day.
There are traces of a rectangular building at the foot of the crag, some 6.0m east-west by 4.0m. This may have been a well chapel.

Sources: RCAHM Anglesey Inventory (1937), 61
Jones 'Holy Wells of Wales' (1954), 101-2, 141

John Wiles 05.09.07

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