Line drawing of Ffynnon Clun, a Pembrokeshire longhouse
 Ffynnon Clûn Goodwick Pembrokeshire SA64 0HP  +44 [0]1348 875234  +44 [0]79 7475 3661
found this coin in the
walls while restoring
Ffynnon Clûn, a Grade
Two listed building.
It is the short-cross
'Tealby' penny of
Henry II (1154-89),
which was  circulating
in Wales when Gerald
of Monmouth passed
Ffynnon Clûn on his
journey from St Davids
to St Dogmaels,
preaching the Third
Crusade. The account
of his travels is in his
600 years later Ffynnon Clûn was on the front line when French troops briefly
occupied the Pencaer peninsula of Pembrokeshire in1797, hoping to inspire
rebellion against London government in Ireland and Wales. The invasion ended in
drunken humiliation for 1300 troops, who marched past the gates of Ffynnon Clûn
to surrender on Goodwick Sands.
Another 200 years later, Griff Rhys Jones filmed the restoration of Ffynnon Clûn as
he started work on his own farmhouse up the lane. He is not the only one to be
startled by our (restored) wavy roof. Our builder wasn’t drunk. It is deliberate!
Henry II penny found during restoration