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Auchterderran Church

Well(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Auchterderran Church

Classification Well(S) (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 52891

Site Number NT29NW 16

NGR NT 214 960

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Auchterderran
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT29NW 16 214 960.

'The old monk's well lies buried about 20 yards below the east dyke of the kirkyard. The internal overflow was, fifty years ago, made into a well in the dyke leading along the common walk adjoining Kirkshotts garden. It is about 20 yards from the burn, on the glebe stone fence. It was used as the manse well for several hundred years before the now disused well, under the cairn in the present manse grounds, was built. The present manse well went "dry" in a night, in consequence of the mineral workings.'

A M Houston 1924.

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