Llandre (click on
photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|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
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.
|One of the few standpipes still in working condition.
I'm calling it Pattern #1 until such time as I can identify the
Grid Ref: SN 624867.
|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.
|"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.|