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St Columba's Well, Portmullin

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name St Columba's Well, Portmullin

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 60417

Site Number NW97SE 2

NGR NW 9895 7256

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcolm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NW97SE 2 9895 7256.

(NW 9895 7256) St Columba's Well (NR)

A powerful spring of pure water gushing from a grassy bank not far above high-water mark. The tradition of sanctity still lingers about it "while from the cross which tradition tells us stood by the well, comes the name of Corsewell." (Corsewall)

RCAHMS 1912; E M H M'Kerlie 1916

A natural spring, as described. A crude attempt has been made to line it and cover it with stones. No information was encountered regarding a cross but the name "St Columba's Well" is well known locally.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 8 February 1968

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