St. Elfod's Well

The name of an insignificant old "holy well" near Bryncoch to which crowds formerly flocked every Easter Day morning and drank of its sacred water for their soul's health. They also practiced hydromancy, to know if they would live that year. A person would drop a pin into the well; if bubbles broke the surface he would live and be free of disease, but it no bubbles appeared a dire fate awaited him.



  • Williams, J. (1860). The Records of Denbigh and its Lordship. Vol. 1. Wrexham : G. Bayley, p. 224.