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St. Peter’s Well, Houston, Renfrewshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference — NS 40764 67503 Also Known as: Canmore ID 43125 Archaeology & History Located on the north side of the village, in a field east of Greenhill Farm, this old Well was once (still is?) covered … 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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Craigenfeoch, Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 4361 6173 Also Known as: Canmore ID 43233 Craigton Woods Carving Getting Here Get yourselves to Johnstone or Elderslie (which just about fuse into each other) and off the B789 road, make your way … 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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St. Constantine’s Well, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – NS 553 658 Archaeology & History This is the conjectural title conferred by T.C.F. Brotchie (1920) upon a Well uncovered during construction of the Pearce Institute in Govan in 1908.  It was certainly … Continue reading

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