Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset


Date March 2007 - June 2008

Event ID 555986

Category Building History

Type Conservation


NJ 43495 03575 The wells at Poldhu appear on the 1st Edition 6 inch OS map, but there is reason to believe that they were established some time before that. Two of the wells are granitelined constructions approx 1.2m2. The third exists merely as a seep in the ground and its position is a matter of conjecture.

Since 1912, when a photograph shows the wells in good order, they have become completely overgrown with rhododendron and a layer of leaf mould (up to 0.30m) has accumulated on the site. A desire by the people of Logie Coldstone to restore the site led to an approach to the CSA and a request for inclusion in their 'Adopt a Monument' scheme. Work was planned to take place between March 2007 and June 2008. The Craigmyle Estate, on whose land the wells are situated, has cleared the rhododendron and the site has been cleared of leaf mould to reveal the original

path. A drain has been installed around it to deal with water logging.

A copy will be deposited with RCAHMS upon completion of project.

Funder: The Cairngorms National Park Community Investment Programme with contributions from the Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cairngorms LEADER+

Nigel Healey, 2007

People and Organisations