What's in the name?
On first sight, one could be
forgiven for thinking that the covers on either side of the road are
the nine wells. However these 'covers' from the former St Davids
waterworks were built at a place called 'Nine Wells' in 1899.
Hence the name probably derives from the nine wells
in the area.
cover the area of the water
basin of the stream that flows through Nine Wells i.e. reaching up to Llanruidion, Pen Pant, Croftufty, Picket Post, and to Porth-y-Rhaw on
the coast. Within this area are the 9 wells and is the area covered by
this web site.
Approaching the Nine Wells bend from Solva