St Gwenfaen's Well, Rhoscolyn is one of the best
preserved of the well chambers in Anglesey, but the date of the
stonework is unknown. There are many "holy" wells on the island, most
with healing powers, but some were "cursing wells". The well at
Rhoscolyn is said to cure mental disorders, and it was customary to
throw white quartz pebbles into the water. It consists of a sunken
antechamber with a stone paved floor and four seats across the corners.
Beyond is an enclosed pool with seats at either side, and in front of
that an open pool approached by three steps on each side. The water is
held behind a vertical slab and spills over a notch into a narrow
stone-lined channel and thence over the edge.
Review St Gwenfaen's Well.