Llandre (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
 

llandre llandre The well outside Llanfihangel church. It's of unknown age, but at one stage was furnished with seats and a roof. It was mentioned as having been cleaned in 1844, but became more widely known for its reputed curative properties when the railway started to bring in visitors to Llandre from the late 1860s. In 1939 it was filled in and not re-opened until the mid-1970s, but it was finally restored to its present condition in 1993.

Grid Ref: SN 623868.

"Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn. The holy well of this parish is close to the E. wall of the churchyard. In 1911 it was described as 'surrounded by a small building'; it had been a popular resort of people in search of health: shortly before 1911, a crippled girl from Glamorgan visited it, and was able to walk away without her crutches". Folk-Lore of West and Mid-Wales, J.C.Davies, 1911.
 llandre   One of the few standpipes still in working condition. I'm calling it Pattern #1 until such time as I can identify the maker.

Grid Ref: SN 624867.
 llandre   Another Pattern #1, just up the road from the one shown above, but I couldn't get this one to work.

Grid Ref: SN 624865.
 llandre   "Ffynnon Francis. On Penuchaf Farm, Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn: there is a tradition that it restored the sight of a blind old man named Francis". Folk-Lore of West and Mid-Wales, J.C.Davies, 1911.


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