Church Well, Gwalchmai

Well Hopper

The greatest bonus of posting about wells on the blog is the feedback I receive, particularly when it brings new information and new wells. Responses I had following writing my previous post about the lost well near Holy Rood church on Anglesey led me just a couple of miles down the road from that well to another lost well behind the church at Gwalchmai.

The well appears on early Ordnance Survey maps immediately to the south of  a pond formed by a river that was dammed to form a power source for a corn mill.  The mill was used probably up to the late nineteenth century and also produced electricity for the village into the 1940s. Remains could still be seen at the end of the last century. Around the end of the 1960s the water board deepened the stream through the pond so that the river could flow freely…

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