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Kilallan, St Fillan's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilallan, St Fillan's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42246

Site Number NS36NE 3

NGR NS 3840 6899

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Houston
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS36NE 3 3840 6899

(NS 3840 6899) St Fillan's Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

St Filan's Well, near Kilallan (St Fillan's) Church (NS36NE 5) is a spring, issuing from under a rock. It was said to have had healing properties, sick children being bathed there, and pieces of cloth being left, until about the end of the 17th century when the then minister had it filled with stones. Mackinlay (1895) states that water used in the church for baptism is believed to have come from this well.

OSA 1791; W W Lyle 1975; Name Book 1856

This well is now used as a drinking place for cattle.

Visited by OS (JD) 26 July 1955.

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