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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 703958

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NS79SE 33 79690 93012.

(NS 7968 9301) St Ninian's Well (NR)

OS 25" map (1942)

Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1938/42)

St Ninian's Well is protected by a small building, part of which is supposed to have been a small chapel, but it is more likely to have been a bath. (St Ninian's Chapel: NS79SE 42 - probably Medieval).

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845

The building erected over St Ninian's Well comprises two chambers. The lower, which has roughly dressed vaulting, measures 16' by 11' and has a square recess where the spring rises. The room above is the same size, and is divided by timber partitions to form a dwelling-house. It is rough-cast externally. At present the wall is used for domestic washing.

J R Walker 1883

Only about 3.0m of the walls now remain above ground. On these is a modern concrete flat roof, the whole being in poor condition.

Visited by OS (FDC) 26 June 1950

There is a possibility that St Ninian's Chapel (NS79SE 42) and St Ninian's Well were both at the same site, but the evidence for this is not conclusive.

Information from OS (CJP) 18 July 1958

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