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Tamlane's Well

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tamlane's Well

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 54304

Site Number NT42NW 7

NGR NT 4374 2681

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Selkirk
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Selkirkshire

Archaeology Notes

NT42NW 7 4374 2681.

(NT 4374 2681) Tamlane's Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

Tamlane's Well is by the roadside, at the foot of the steep slope that descends from the Carterhaugh farm buildings. The water is delivered by an iron pipe into a large stone trough.

RCAHMS 1957, visited 1952

This well, and Tamlane (son of Randolph, Earl of Moray) are referred to in a fairy ballad (W Scott).

Name Book 1858

The trough into which this well flowed, and water pipe are still in situ, but the well, which was in the bank 2.5 m N of the trough, is now filled in.

Visited by OS (RD) 28 January 1965

No change to the previous information.

Visited by OS (MJF) 16 December 1979


Sbc Note

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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