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Helmsdale, St John The Baptist's Well

Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Helmsdale, St John The Baptist's Well

Classification Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 7430

Site Number ND01NW 16

NGR ND 0257 1563

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kildonan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

ND01NW 16 0257 1563

(ND 0256 1565) St John the Baptist's Well (NR)

OS 25" map, (1971).

St John the Baptist's Well: This is a well of good wateer said to have been dedicated to St John the Baptist.

OS Name Book 1871.

St Ian is commemorated in a well near Helmsdale.

A MacKay 1914.

A stone-built structure with door covers the well which is still preserved. An overflow from the well runs out on to a path. On the keystone over the doorway are inscribed the words: 'St Johns Well....Renovated by....V R....1837- 1897'.

Visited by OS (W D J), 23 May 1960.

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (J B), 24 June 1976.


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