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Chapel Finian Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Chapel Finian Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 62103

Site Number NX24NE 1

NGR NX 2783 4892

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX24NE 1 2783 4892.

(NX 2783 4891) Chapel Finian Well (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

Chapel Finian Well lies within the drystone dyke enclosing Chapel Finian (NX24NE 2) and just inside the gate in the road wall. In 1882 it is described as "a circular, water-filled hollow, edged with stones". A stone on the N side bears a date, said to have been cut by a schoolmaster to give the supposed date of St Finian.

D Conway 1882; E W Mackie 1975

NX 2783 4892. A stone-lined well which is generally as described and measures 1.2m E-W by 1.0m and 1.0m deep. The datestone was not evident.

Surveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (TRG) 27 April 1977

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