St Cybis Well

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St Cybis Well

Postby LukeOHan » Sat May 07, 2016 8:58 pm

"The ruined structure in front of you is that of a pair of well chambers and an adjoining caretaker's cottage. The well is dedicated to St Cybi, who reputedly lived in this area during the 6th century, and its waters were believed to cure disease. The well chamber itself is of uncertain date, but the cottage belongs to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Whatever their origins - and some were almost certainly pagan - there are many such Holy Wells throughout Wales, most of them now dedicated to Celtic and later saints and credited with healing properties of all kinds.
The well of St Cybi has long been a place of pilgrimage, 18th-century accounts speak of its waters curing warts, lameness, blindness, rheumatism and much else. Treatment consisted of drinking equal quantities of well-water and sea-water for a prescribed period, then bathing in the well and retiring to bed in the adjacent cottage to await results." - Cadw (interpretation board)

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