‘…famous for the Cure of all Diseases…’ : St Govan’s Well over 350 years

By Janet Bord Although there are around 700 holy wells in Wales, the majority of them are poorly documented.  Most had only local fame, with very few being known outside their parish, and usually no one thought to record them while still in use.  Consequently many were eventually forgotten and lost, sometimes only surviving in an old field name.  I am currently researching all the saints’ wells in Wales:  saints’ wells rather than all the named wells, of which there must be several thousand.  Not all named wells or spas are holy wells, which need to be named for a … Continue reading ‘…famous for the Cure of all Diseases…’ : St Govan’s Well over 350 years