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Melrose, St William's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melrose, St William's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 55757

Site Number NT53SW 48

NGR NT 5484 3391

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Melrose
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53SW 48 5484 3391

(NT 5484 3391) St William's Well is listed by Thomson among wells in Melrose bearing the names of Catholic saints. Walker lists it among holy wells.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (G Thomson); J R Walker 1883

"St William's Well": This name was originally collected as "William's Well" and later amended. It was a covered spring with a pump and supplied the south part of the town.

OS Name Book 1859.

St William's Well was filled in in the spring of 1905.

J M MacKinlay 1908.


Sbc Note

Visibility: This was the site of an archaeological monument, which may no longer be visible.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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