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Aberdeen, Spa Street, Well Of Spa

Spa (Medieval)

Site Name Aberdeen, Spa Street, Well Of Spa

Classification Spa (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Original Site Of Well Of Spa

Canmore ID 20167

Site Number NJ90NW 45

NGR NJ 93667 06432

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 45 NJ 93667 06432

For current site of well see

NJ90NW 2172 NJ 93654 06465

(NJ 9366 0643) Well (NR) (Site of)

OS 25" map, (1955).

The site of the Well of Spa, a medicinal well over which a building decorated with portraits of six of the apostles had been erected, but was in ruins by 1615. It was rebuilt in 1635, replaced in 1670, renovated in 1851 and finally, the water supply having been cut off by the erection of the railway tunnel, removed in 1893 to NJ 9365 0646 where it is incorporated in the retaining wall of the Old Infirmary Buildings. Water from another well was piped to it and now flows freely. The original site is covered by a road.

Name Book 1866; J Milne 1911; A Jervise 1863; HBD List nd 32.

Visited by OS (JLD) 8 September 1952.

(Location cited as NJ 9369 0639; newspaper references cited).

NMRS, MS/712/83.


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