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Glasgow, St Thenew's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, St Thenew's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Thenew

Canmore ID 44288

Site Number NS56SE 29

NGR NS 589 648

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 29 589 648.

St Thenew's Well is shown (in the area NS 589 648) S of St Thenew's Chapel (NS56SE 26 q.v.) on Renwick's plan. Walker quotes references to this well in Glasgow burgh records of 1573 and 1595. Macgeorge states that a tree stood beside the well, and pieces of metal were inserted into it as offerings. Some of these were recovered when the well was being cleaned out at the end of the 18th century. (This area is now built up.)

J R Walker 1883; A Macgeorge 1880; R Renwick and J Lindsay 1921.


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