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Stenton, Rood Well

Holy Well (16th Century)

Site Name Stenton, Rood Well

Classification Holy Well (16th Century)

Canmore ID 57840

Site Number NT67SW 7

NGR NT 62376 74417

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Stenton (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT67SW 7 62376 74417.

(NT 6237 7441) Rood Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

The Well of the Holy Rood, which has long been filled up, is enclosed by a small circular building, 3ft 10 ins internal diameter, with a doorway, and a conical stone roof, topped by a probably 14th c. flowered finial which is said to have come from the church (NT67SW 8), to which a paved path leads from the well.

J R Walker 1883

The well is generally as discribed by Walker: although partially filled-in, water can still be seen. The path to the church no longer exists.

Visited by OS (RD) 6 April 1966

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