Well Hopper

Exploring the ancient holy wells and healing wells of North Wales

Wells dedicated to saints

This index is intended to identify all the wells dedicated to specific saints across the northern counties of Wales. In cases where im have visited the well the location name forms a link to my post. Wells not yet visited are here for reference. This list is not exhaustive, I will update it regularly as i find new information. Inclusion in the list does not mean that the well physically exists now, many have disappeared over time, the index lists those recorded in various reference sources as having at some time existed.

Aelhaiarn

One of those supposed to have been restored to life by Beuno – probably a disciple of Beuno
           Caernarfon:           Llanaelhaiarn                          

Aelrhiw

Said to be the saint of Rhiw, probably ficticious
           Caernarfon:           Rhiw                                   

Allgo

           Anglesey:              Llanallgo                              

Asa

           Denbigh:              Llannefydd                                   Eglwysfach                             
           Flints:                  Cwm                                    

Baglan

           Caernarfon:           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::
           Anglesey:              Aberffraw                              
           Caernarfon:           Clynnog Fawr                           
           Flints:                  Holywell                                     Tremeirchion                           
           Meirionydd:         Gwyddelwern                                   Llanycil (Bala)                         

Bride

           Flints:                  Dyserth                                

Cadfan

           Meirionydd:         Towyn                                  

Cadfarch

           Caernarfon:           Aberech                                

Catherine

           Flints:                  Gresford                                

Cawrdaf

           Caernarfon:           Aberech                                

Celynin

           Caernarfon:           Llangelynin                            

Chad

There are a large number of dedications to St Chad across the English Midlands. This site, close to the border, is one of few (only one?) in Wales.
           Flints:                  Hanmer                                 

Collen

           Denbigh:              Llangollen                             

Curig

           Caernarfon:          Llandegai                               

Cwyfan

           Anglesey:             Aberffraw                               
           Caernarfon:           Tudweilog                              
           Flints:                  Dyserth                                

Cybi

           Anglesey:              Caergybi                                     Clorach                                
           Caernarfon:           Llangybi                               

Cynfran

           Caernarfon:           Llysfaen                               

Cyngar

           Flints:                  Hope                                   

Cynhafal

           Denbigh:              Llangynhafal                           

Cywair

           Meirionydd:         Llangower                              

Ddeuno

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

Ddygfael

           Anglesey:              Llanddogwel                            

Decwyn

           Meirionydd:         Llanddecwyn                            

Deiniol

           Denbigh:              Bangor Monachorum                      
           Meirionydd:         Llanfor                                
           Caernarfon:           Llanddeiniolen                         

Derfel

           Meirionydd:         Llandderfel                            

Digain

           Denbigh:              Llangernyw                             

Dirdan

           Caernarfon:           Aberdaron                               

Doged

           Denbigh:              Llanddoged                             

Duw

           Caernarfon:           Lanbedrog                             

Dyfnog

           Denbigh:              Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch            

Dywnwen

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
           Anglesey:              Llanddwyn                              

Eilian

           Anglesey:              Llaneilian                             

Elan

           Caernarfon:           Dolwyddelan                            

Eleaeth

           Anglesey:              Amlwch                                 

Elen

           Meirionydd:         Llanfrothen                            

Elian

           Denbigh:              Llanelian yn Rhos                      

Elwoc

           Denbigh:              Abergele                               

Enddwyn

           Meirionydd:         Llanenddwyn                            

Estyn

           Anglesey:              Llaniestyn                             

Ffraid

           Denbigh:              Llansanffraid                          
           Meirionydd:         Llansantffraid Glyndyfrdwy             

Frothen

           Meirionydd:         Llanfrothen                            

Gaffo

           Anglesey:              Llangaffo                              

Garmon

           Caernarfon:           Betws Garmon                                 Uwchmynydd                             
           Denbigh:              Capel Garmon                                 Llanarmon                              

George

           Denbigh:              Llansansior                            

Gredifael

           Anglesey:              Llanredifael                           

Gwas Patrig

           Denbigh:              Cerrigydrudion                         

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
           Anglesey:              Rhoscolyn                              

Gwenffrewy (Winifred)

           Flints:                  Holywell                               

Gwenfil

           Denbigh:              Llanarmon yn Ial                       

Gwnnod

           Denbigh:              Llangwm                                

Helen

           Caernarfon:           Caernarfon (Llanbeblig)                

Ithel

           Denbigh:              Abergele                               

Llechid

           Caernarfon:           Llanllechid                            

Lleuddad

           Caernarfon:           Bryncroes                              

Madoc

           Denbigh:              Llanddoged                             

Mael

           Flints:                  Cwm                                    

Maelog

           Anglesey:              Rhosneigr                              

Mair (St 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. 
           Anglesey:              Llanddwyn                                    Penmon                                 
           Caernarfon:           Aberdaron                                    Beddgelert                                   Bryncroes                              
                                       Llanbedrog                                   Llanfairfechan                         
           Denbigh:              Denbigh                                      Derwen                                       Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd                 
                                       Llanrhaiadr-yng-Nghymerch                    Pen y Cae                                    Wigfair                                
           Flints:                  Cwm                                          Gallt Melidan (Prestatyn)                    Halkyn                                 
                                       Northop                                      Rhuddlan                                     Trelawynd                              
                                       Whitford                                     Ysceifog                               
           Meirionydd:         Betws Gwerful Goch                           Dolgellau                                    Gwyddelwern                            
                                       Llanddecwyn                                  Llanenddwyn                                  Llanfair                               
                                       Maentwrog                                   Llandanwg                               

Marchell (Marcella)

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

Mary Magdalen

           Denbigh:              Cerrigydrudion                         

Melyd

           Flints:                  Gallt Melidan (Prestatyn)              

Mihangel (St Michael)

           Flints:                  Bodfari                                      Caerwys                                      Cilcain                                
                                       Trelawynd                              
           Meirionydd:         Ffestiniog                             

Mordeyrn

           Denbigh:              Nantglyn                               

Nefydd

           Denbigh:              Llannefydd                             

Oswald

           Flints:                  Whitford                               

Owen

           Caernarfon:           Llysfaen                               

Padrig (Patrick)

           Anglesey:              Llanbadrig                             
           Meirionydd:         Llanenddwyn                            

Pedr (St Peter)

           Caernarfon:           Allington                              
           Denbigh:              Llanbedrycennin                              Ruthin                                 

Pedrog

           Caernarfon:           Llanbedrog                             

Peris

           Caernarfon:           Llanberis                              

Rhedyw

           Caernarfon:           Llanllyfni                             

Sadwrn

           Denbigh:              Henllan                                

Seiriol

Founded a monastery at Penmon on Anglesey
           Anglesey:              Clorach                                      Penmon                                       Penmon                                 
           Caernarfon:           Penmaenmawr                            

Silian

           Meirionydd:         Corwen                                 

Silin

           Denbigh:              Llansilin                              

Sulien

           Flints:                  Cwm                                    

Tegid

           Meirionydd:         Llangower                              

Tegiwg

           Caernarfon:           Aberdesach                              

Tegla

           Denbigh:              Llandegla                              

Trillo

           Caernarfon:           Llandrillo                             
           Denbigh:              Llandrillo                             
           Meirionydd:        Llandrillo                              

Tudno

           Caernarfon:           Llandudno                              

Tudur

           Denbigh:              Llanelidan                             

Tudwen

           Caernarfon:           Llandudwen                             

Tunawd

           Caernarfon:           Criccieth                              

Twrdan

           Caernarfon:           Bodwrda                                

Tydwal

           Caernarfon:           Llanengan                              

Tyssilio

           Denbigh:              Bryn Eglwys                            

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