Design of Cadw Plaque for Penllyn Wells;

For about 600 years the sixty to eighty households of Penlline needed to collect their fresh water daily from this group of natural springs. Piped water was not available until 1934. All houses had large cisterns for rainwater and the oldest houses still retain these. There are only two deep dug wells in the Parish and these dry up in summer.

The Community Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Prince's Trust and Cadw using the skill of a village stonemason Mr. Brian Keylock.

Simplified plan to show well numbers

Sketch of pail carrying servant

Val Caple

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