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St Katherine's Well, Glenluce

Holy Well (Medieval)

Site Name St Katherine's Well, Glenluce

Classification Holy Well (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Glenluce Abbey

Canmore ID 61153

Site Number NX15NE 11

NGR NX 18600 58732

NGR Description Centre

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX15NE 11 1860 5873

Situated on the E side of the road leading from Glenluce to Old Luce, some 80m NE of Glenluce Abbey (NX15NE 7). Conway states that pipe tiles, leading its water to the Abbey, were found about 1832 when the road was being made.

D Conway 1882; J R Walker 1883; G Wilson 1899; RCAHMS 1912.

A natural spring, still flowing, halfway-covered by a small, dry-stone, domed vault. Still known locally as St Katherine's Well.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS, March 1968.


Note (25 November 2021)

The location, classification and period of this site have been reviewed and changed from HOLY WELL (PERIOD UNASSIGNED).


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