Well Street LL14 3AE

Well Street Cefn Mawr

Well Street Cefn Mawr so named because it once led to what has been called Watkins Well at the junction of Crane Street and Hill Street. This well was a part of the old Cefn Colliery adit system for draining the mine when it was working back in the first half of the 1800’s. Today Well Street is one of the two main streets of the Traditional Shopping Centre of Cefn Mawr and runs from the Tesco roundabout to the centre of the village and Cefn Square.

Nightingale House Hospice Trust provides a specialist care service for patients with life-limiting illness, living in North East Wales. This is undertaken by specially trained teams who provide symptom control, assessment, terminal care, and support for relatives with bereavement support, education and information. Help out, come shop here, support the Nightingale Trust. Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE Tel 01978 810 545 www.nightingalehouse.co.uk

Looking up Well Street in 1910
Looking up Well Street 2013

The Tabernacle on Well Street in 1910. Passing along Well Street from Rhosymedre, the large Welsh Baptist Chapel used to be a familiar sight until it was demolished in 1974 making way for Well Street car parking. In the photograph, standing under the gas lamp outside chapel house, the men are engaged in carrying water from the well in one of the dry summers, when streams feeding the Sug-yPwll reservoir would dry up. To the left of the picture can be seen the Colliers Arms which was demolished in the 1930’s to build the Health Clinic.

Parking on Well Street where the Tabernacle once stood with the Health Clinic to the left.



Caritas Surgery, Well Street Clinic, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE,


Tel: 01978 720 450



1912 and the Tabernacle Chapel is clearly marked half way along Well Street

The Hair Studio Becky’s hair studio has also been a keen supporter of the campaign to reinstate the Plas Kynaston Canal, to help revitalise the area, Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE, Tel 01978 821 271

Well Street, Cefn Mawr in the 1920s. This view of the street, across from the Tabernacle, shows London House and Bowen’s Butchers Shop as well as the low stone building of Morris’s ironmonger’s stores, which had a stone plaque on it, ‘W&S Thomas 1865’, the family business of Sir Miles Thomas’s family. The narrow street grew as a horse and cart road, and behind the buildings on the left side of the street ran the tramway along what is now called Waterloo Lane, first built to convey stone from the Rhosymedre quarries for the building of the Viaduct. In the far end on the left hand side of the street stands the George Edwards Hall.

The same view looking up Well Street in 2013 with the George Edward Hall at the far end of the street. Now Kasey’s K9 Dog Professional Dog Grooming Service by Sarah is offering Bathing, Clipping, Scissor Cuts, Nail Trims etc. and a range of dog grooming and pet products from of London House, Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE  Ring 01978 823 616 - 07583 734 686 click on the image facebook


Evans Motor Factors Ltd

Car Parts, Accessories, Paint & Tools, also known to supply parts for canal boats, EG, Batteries, Fuel Pumps, Filters, etc.

Paris House

Well Street

Cefn Mawr

Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site


LL14 3AE

Tel 01978 823 735


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Paris House,

Well Street,

Cefn Mawr,

Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site,


LL14 3AE,

Tel 01978 821 842


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The Butty Bar, Come and get some fresh sandwiches from Christine’s Butty Bar for a healthy lunch. Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE  Tel 01978 824 977, click the image to go to our facebook page.

Two views looking back down Well Street, Cefn Mawr in the 1950s, from what is now Cefn Square. Note the Vaults to the left and the George Edwards Hall to the right, Cefn Square is the junction of Well Street, Crane Street, Hill Street, Oxford Street and High Street where the Holly Bush Inn and Ebenezer stand at the centre of Cefn Mawr.

The George Edwards Hall This fine building was built in 1911, in memory of George Edwards, the brother of JC Edwards, the clay master. It is also built from bricks made by JC Edwards, at their works. After the First World War it became Cefn Mawr’s first cinema showing silent movies. Today, it is the headquarters of the Cefn Community Council and they hire out the facilities to local groups and classes, for hosting their meetings and events etc. The facilities on offer in this well maintained building are the main hall capable of seating 200 people in the stalls and 50 people in the amphitheatre, has a full stage and projection screen, cafeteria, several offices and full public facilities. If you would like to book this hall for your event please ring Trina Nicholls Smith, Tel 01978 820 658





Cefn Mawr Community Museum opened on 28 November 2014. All the exhibits on display are either donated or on loan from members of the local community in Cefn Mawr and the wider area.  The Museum contains various sections, each of which focuses on an aspect of community life: Village Life, Industry, Transport, the Canal and the River Dee, War Memorabilia, Churches and Chapels, Sport, Print, Music and Art. As well as offering a good collection of artefacts, photos and documents, the Museum also has audio-visual facilities to play DVDs and CDs related to the life of the community and its people.


The Museum can be found at the rear of the George Edwards Hall in Well Street in the Waterloo Room. It is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 12.30pm, and on the second Saturday in each month (same times). Anyone coming by car may use the car-park adjacent to the George Edwards Hall and entrance if free.


The Cefn & District Museum in The Waterloo Room, George Edwards Hall, Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham, LL14 3AE.

The Old Vaults Chinese Take Away at the centre of our community serves excellent Chinese food at very reasonable prices. 3 Well St, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, Wrexham LL14 3AE, telephone 01978 448 545

The Holly Bush Inn, oldest pub in the Cefn, established 1800. This is a pub to be proud of and is the home of the PKC Group. Call in to see us for a beer and a chat, Holly Bush Inn, Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site, LL14 3AE Tel: 01978 253 447

Parking in Cefn Mawr around Well Street

Well Street, Cefn Mawr 2016
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