Well Hopper

Exploring the ancient holy wells and healing wells of North Wales

Wells dedicated to saints

All Saints
Gresford

Aelhaearn
One of the people raised from the dead by Beuno – probably a disciple of Beuno
Llanaelhaearn

Aelrhiw
Said to be the saint of Rhiw, probably ficticious
Rhiw

Gallgo
Llanallgo

Asa   
 Cwm

<Baglan
Llanfaglan

Beuno
Beuno is perhaps one of the best known of the North Welsh saints, being Winefride’s uncle, and closely linked with the dramatic story of her restoration to life at Holywell. Beuno is a particulalrly peripatetic saint; having begun life in southern Wales and moved first north and then west beyond Caernarfon. In doing so he left behind a trail of wells at::

Gwyddelwern Holywell Tremeirchion Aberffraw
Clynnog Fawr Bala

Catherine
Gresford

Celynin       
Llangelyin

Ceinwen    
Also known as Cain and in SW England as Kayne. One of the daughters of Brychan, she has two churches dedicated to her on Anglesey, at Cerrigceinwen and Llangeinwen. She is also the saint of further churches in South Wales and of other wells in Glamorgan and Cornwall.
Cerrigceinwen

Chad
Hamner

Collen         
Llangollen

Cynfran      
Llysfaen

Cyngar      
Hope

Cystennin   
Llangystennin

Cybi      
Llangybi

Ddeuno     
This is possibly a mispelling for Beuno that has crept in at some time in the past
Broughton

Digain        
Llangernyw

Dwynwen   
Sister to Ceinwen, daughter of Brychan and widely known as the Welsh St Valentine, patron saint of lovers. St Dwynwen’s day is celebrated on 25th January
 Llanddwyn

Dyfnog       
Llanrhaeadr

Garmon     
Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Capel Garmon

Gwenfaen   
Sister to Peulan and Gwyngeneu – disciples of Cybi who came to Anglesey with Cybi and all of whom patrons of churches in the Holyhead area
Rhoscolyn

Ifan            
Cerrigydrudion

Llechid
Llanllechid

Mael 
Cwm

Marchell (Marcella)
N Wales based Saint, b around 500. also patron of Capel Marchell near Llanrwst
Denbigh

Mary        
Ffynnon Fair, St Mary’s Well, is sometimes regarded as a default name for a Holy well. The name is often given to a well with a reputation for healing when not dedicated to a particular local saint. It has been said that whenever there was a Ffynnon Fair in a parish then water would be taken from that well for use in baptism, although other saints wells were also regularly used for this purpose.
Ysceifiog                          Llanfairfechan
 Meliden                           Aberdaraon (Uwchmynydd)
Llanrhos                          Rhuddlan
Bryncroes
 Cefn Meiriadog

Mary Magdalene 
Cerrigydrudion

Michael
Michael   Caerwys                   Cilcain

Dolwyddelan

Mordeyrn
Nantglyn

Peter
Rossett

Llanbedr-y-cennin

Peris
  Nant Peris

Plegmund
Mickle Trafford, Cheshire

Seriol
Penmon

Sulien
Corwen
Cwm

Tegla
Llandegla

Trillo
Llandrillo yn Rhos (Rhos on Sea)
 Llansannan

Tudno
Llandudno

Tudwen
Llandudwen

Winefride
Holywell

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