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                                   Llanfair-is-fair                              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

 

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