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Edinburgh, Cowgate, St Michael's Well

Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, Cowgate, St Michael's Well

Classification Holy Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 75958

Site Number NT27SE 539

NGR NT 2617 7353

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 539 26 73.

In the Cowgate {centred NT 260 735} was 'St Michael's Well, now forgotten but in the sixteenth century a favourite resort. In 1543 an act of penance was ordered to be performed at the fountain of St Michael.'

R Morris and F Morris 1982.


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