St Seiriols Well, Penmon: Early Christian Monument

St Seiriols Well is a holy site thought to date back to the early 6th century as apart of a Christian settlement.

The whole monastic settlement established by St Seiriol includes the well, a cell and priory close by and church remains on nearby uninhabited Puffin Island.

This video shows the entrance to the well and focuses in on the water below the stone slabs. Also in view is the spectacular Anglesey Coastal Path taking in the Lavan Sands, Penmaenmanwr and Snowdonia.

Hermits and other religious figures would meet at the site of the cell and well for prayers and other guidance.

Many sick and disabled people would travel to the well to take the waters in the hope of a cure.

The source of the holy spring water seems to be the base of the rocky outcrop behind the well location. As you see in the video, the well is surrounded by floor slabes and stone benches.

It is believed the roof structure dates from a much later period, probably early 18th century.

St Seiriol was a contemporary of St Cybi who established a Christian settlement inside the Roman Fort at Holyhead.

To see where St Seiriol's Well is you can use the map of Anglesey here here.

Just zoom in on Eastern Anglesey on the map and then move north of Beaumaris and from Llangoed, follow the coastline north-eastwards towards Penmon Point.

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