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Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, St Anthony's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Holyrood Park, St Anthony's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Queen's Park

Canmore ID 52448

Site Number NT27SE 40

NGR NT 2752 7364

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 40 2752 7364.

(NT 2752 7364) St Anthony's Well (NR)

OS 25"map, (1968)

St Anthony's Well a holy well (ONB 1852) springs from below a boulder on the approach to St Anthony's Chapel. Until 1674, however, the spring flowed from under a little stone arch situated at a rather higher level. Name Book 1852; RCAHMS 1951.

This well is as described in previous information. The stone arch no longer exists.

Visited by OS (S F S) 2 December 1975.

All that can now be seen at the site of this well is a narrow lead pipe, which protrudes from beneath a large rounded boulder and channels water into a stone bowl placed immediately below.

Visited by RCAHMS (ARG), 15 December 1998

NMRS, MS/726/96 (54, no. 38); RCAHMS 1999.


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