Category Archives: Lanarkshire

Langside House, Cathcart, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone (removed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 5726 6128 Also Known as: Bluebell Woods Canmore ID 44291 Langside Stone Archaeology & History Amidst where now the busy city spreads on the south-side of Glasgow, there was once an excellent multi-ringed prehistoric … Continue reading

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Glesart Stanes, Glassford, Lanarkshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 73609 46916 Also Known as: Avonholm Canmore ID 45595 Glesart Stones Struthers Burial Ground Three Stones Getting Here From the roundabout in Glassford village, head west down Jackson Street along the country lane of … Continue reading

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Borgie Well, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 64412 60194 Getting Here There must be an easier way to visit this site than the method I used.  Which was:  along Cambuslang’s Main Street (A724), turn up the B759 Greenlees Road for nearly … Continue reading

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St. Oswald’s Well, Cathcart, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 5883 6056 Also Known as: Kirk Well Archaeology & History St. Oswald’s Well was described in Hew Scott’s (1920) magnum opus as being  beside the parish church of the same name, but other … Continue reading

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Cockplay Well, Auchinloch, Lanarkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 6438 6962 Archaeology & History The name of this site alone insisted that I bring it to people’s attention!  If it was a healing well relating to its name, I wonder what it was … Continue reading

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Marriage Well, Carmyle, Lanarkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 66765 62063 Getting Here Get onto the A763 road several miles east of Glasgow city centre and go along Gardenside Avenue onto the Carmyle estate. A few hundred yards on, turn right down Carmyle Avenue, … Continue reading

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Priest’s Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 6029 6547 Also Known as: Minister’s Well Archaeology & History A ‘holy well’ with a bit of a difference when it was designated as such, however many centuries ago.  Found on the … Continue reading

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Trongate Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  Os Grid Reference – NS 5931 6500 Also Known as: West Port Well Archaeology & History Once found near the old crossroads of Trongate, Arygle Street and Stockwell Street, the Trongate Well is another of old Glasgow’s … Continue reading

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Barrasyett Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 594 645 Archaeology & History Mentioned briefly in James MacKinlay’s (1893) classic survey, this site was an ancient draw-well sunk near the old city centre but, like the ancient Moot Hill close … Continue reading

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Vennel Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 598 649 Archaeology & History One of the many public wells in Glasgow, all trace of this site disappeared long ago.  Found at the ancient heart of the city, the name ‘Vennel’ comes … Continue reading

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