The Village Wells, Penllyn
Penllyn (or Penlline)and Craig Penllyn are two parts of a village just outside Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
As part of the Millennium Celebration the Craig and Penllyn Residents Association elected to restore the wells located in a small copse between the 2 villages.
During the past 18 months, with the help of the Penarth and District Scout Association, The Cardiff Archeological Society and local residents
- Penllyn Village Wells have been 'listed' by CADW
- Trees which were encroaching on the 3 wells have been cleared
- Footpaths and walls which were built at various times over the past six(?) centuries have been cleared
- Broken pottery which was uncovered was dated by the Gwent Glamorgan Archeological Trust
- Funding has been made available by the Princes Trust to restore the fabric of the Wells and surrounding paths and walls
- John Smith MP agreed to be patron of the project
- A mason who specialises in conservation has been appointed
- The special mix of mortar has been approved by the local conservation officer
- Limited conservation work has been completed to prevent further damage to the structures
- Funding has been made available by the Heritage Lottery Fund for conservation of the stonework and footpaths.
- Funding has been made available by CADW for further restoration work
- The original paths have been protected under a new surface
- The wellheads have been restored and the steps replaced
- Fences and planting has been started
- The Cadw plaque is being designed
- There will be a preview and chat with those who undertook the project on 9 July 2000 between 11 am and 12:30 pm. Invitations have been sent out for the official opening on 12 July 2000 by John Smith MP.