St Winefride's Well

Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7PN, North Wales


Access to library and archive at St Winefride's Well

The library and archive can only be accessed by prior arrangement with the Secretary.  Researchers are admitted by appointment only, on application to the Secretary .


External enquirers need to apply in writing and access is subject to the approval of the Trustees of the Diocese of Wrexham.  For those doing extended research in the archives, ID and a letter of introduction, e.g. from an academic supervisor, is generally also required.  Most enquiries need to be submitted in writing, by letter or e-mail.


The library and archive of the Museum of the Pilgrimage has been established and maintained as a cultural and informational resource for the Shrine of St Winefride’s Well and access to the collections by external enquirers cannot be presumed.  However, the Trustees encourage and support academic, genealogical and other enquiry and research into its archives and history, subject to a requirement to safeguard the confidentiality and reputation of individuals, as ordered by Canon Law and UK Government Legislation.


Those considering a request for access to the library and archives should write to:


The Secretary,

St Winefride’s Well,  

New Road,



CH8 7PN.