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Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, St Anthony's Well Photographic copy of engraving showing St Anthony's Well Copied from 'Ballingall's Edinburgh Past and Present'.

SC 431735

Description Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, St Anthony's Well Photographic copy of engraving showing St Anthony's Well Copied from 'Ballingall's Edinburgh Past and Present'.

Catalogue Number SC 431735

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 65267 P

Scope and Content St Anthony's Well, Holyrood Park, City of Edinburgh St Anthony's Well is the most prominent of seven holy springs in Holyrood Park. It lies beneath a rounded boulder on the steep path up to St Anthony's Chapel. In the past there was a lead cup from which to drink and the water flowed into a small basin. Today the basin lies empty and the cup has gone. The Park was once well-known for its sweet waters and there is a long tradition of brewing using Park water. The boulder below which the well lies was brought to this spot by the glaciers. The water rises up a geological fault but it is now piped away and the spring no longer looks as fresh as it once did. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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