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Portpatrick, St Patrick's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Portpatrick, St Patrick's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 60610

Site Number NX05SW 1

NGR NX 0010 5411

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX05SW 1 0010 5411

(NX 0010 5411) Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1849)

St Patrick's Well (NR)

OS 25" map (1908)

Local tradition still current in 1860 said that the impressions of the knees and left hand of St Patrick were visible on the rock beside the well.

D Conway 1882

St Patrick's Well is no longer to be seen, the water which issued from a rock on the S side of the village having been piped away.

E M H M'Kerlie 1916

There is no trace of this Well.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 1 September 1970


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