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Glasgow, Robroyston Mains, Wallace's Well

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Robroyston Mains, Wallace's Well

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Auchinleck Well

Canmore ID 213837

Site Number NS66NW 391

NGR NS 6382 6960

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Cadder (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS66NW 391 6382 6960

NS 6315 6495 to NS 6875 6960 In February and March 2001, an archaeological desk-based study was undertaken on the site of a proposed housing development just N of Robroyston - Robroyston being associated with the site of the capture of William Wallace. The barn where this capture is traditionally held to have taken place was demolished in the 19th century.

NS 6382 6960 Wallace's Well. This well appears on current OS maps as Wallace's Well, but was previously referred to as Auchinleck Well or not named. The association with Wallace may be recent.

Sponsor: David R Murray & Associates

C Dalglish 2001


Archaeological Evaluation (12 November 2013 - 6 December 2013)

An archaeological evaluation was carried out covering 8% of an area of approximately 30.4 hectares around the farm buildings. 176 trenches were stripped totalling 17,600 metres square, and three features of interest were revealed. Two of these were large pit features, likely connected to quarrying, while the third comprised of the possible shallow foundational remains of a likely insubstantial structure, possibly of brick construction. All three features are likely connected to local industrial processes around quarrying and mining or brick production, possibly dating to around the late 19th century.

Systems of furrows and various field drains were visible across much of the evaluated area, and topsoil finds consisted mostly of glazed ceramic and glass sherds, clay pipe fragments and some industrial waste. In addition to the trial trenching, a level 1 to 2 historic building survey was also carried out on existing upstanding remains within the phase 1 area at Auchinleck Farm (NS 6395 6916) and Wallace's Well (NS 6382 6960).

Information from Oasis (guardarc1-169755) and OASIS ID: guardarc1-169736, 12 May 2014


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