SJ0478 : St Mary's Well

taken 6 months ago, near to Dyserth, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

St Mary's Well
St Mary's Well

In the grounds of Bodrhyddan Hall is a 17th century octagonal stone superstructure with arched entrance, cherub keystone, cupola with pelican and a rectangular bath to the north with stone balustrade, corner balustrade and fielded panels. LinkExternal link The building carries an inscription 'INIGO JONES 1612', however it does not appear to be depicted on an estate map of 1730, whilst present in 1756.

The well itself is obviously ancient and is reputed to have been a site of pagan worship. It is presently labelled as a "Wishing Well" and all monies thrown in are donated to St Kentigern Hospice LinkExternal link in St Asaph.
Bodrhyddan Hall
The hall is the home of Lord Langford and his family who also own Rhuddlan Castle. It is Grade I listed LinkExternal link There are traces of buildings going back to the 1400s but the core of the present building dates from around 1696. Extensive remodelling took place in the 1870s and other alterations were made in the 1960s and in 1997.

The 8 acres of gardens are a mix of formal beds near the house (including a parterre designed by architect William Nesfield during his Victorian remodelling of the house) and more informal grounds further out which include an ancient holy well and a working farm.

The hall and grounds are usually open to the public on two days per week. At other times it opens for private parties and corporate events and it can be used as a wedding venue.

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Bodrhyddan Hall 
Date (from Tags)
1612  1730  1756 
Person (from Tags)
Inigo Jones 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0451 7876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.8296N 3:26.0518W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0451 7875
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Wishing Well  Well  St Kentigern Hospice 

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