Penegoes (click on
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St. Cadfarch's Well: I've searched for this many times, and at last I think I know where it is, but it's extremely difficult to pinpoint. The Machynlleth & District Civic Society renovated it a few years ago.
In a field near the church is a spring whose waters are esteemed efficacious in rheumatic complaints. It was formerly covered over by a building, part of the walls of which still remain: the well has been formed into a bath, about seven yards in length and three in breadth, divided in the middle by steps leading down into each part; the average depth is about four feet. From: 'Penalley - Penmaen', A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 299-308. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47876. Date accessed: 20 August 2006.
"Penegoes Wells. At Penegoes are two wells alongside each other, enclosed with low walls: the water of one is said to be of higher temperature than the other; both were in repute for divers complaints: frequent pilgrimages were made to them within living memory". Publications of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire: Montgomeryshire, 1911.
"Ffynnon Gadfarch. St. Cadfarch is patron of Penegoes church, occasionally called Llangadfarch: of this well Bishop Maddox wrote - 'St. Gadfarch's Well is in one field of ye Glebe. Ano[ther] P[ar]cel of ye Glebe is called Erw Gadfarch': its waters were beneficial in rheumatic cases". Lives of the British Saints, S.Baring Gould & J.Fisher. 4 vols. London, 1913.