St Blane's Well, Kingarth

Grid reference

NS 094 534 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

209400 653400

Latitude

55.736431711493815

Longitude

-5.0362517641650175

Altitude (metres)

80

County

Bute

Nearby places

Kingarth, parish (Bute) (0 miles)

Kingarth aka Kilblaan, eccles. Kingarth (0 miles)

Glen Callum, Kingarth (Bute) (0.45 miles)

St Blane's Stone, Kingarth (0.47 miles)

Suidhe Bhlain, St Blane's Hill, Kingarth (0.56 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

'Within the old enclosure is a reputed Holy Well dedicated to the saint. The usual miraculous virtues are attributed to it. The well is now disused and partly filled in' (OS Name Book 4, 66). Hewison recorded in the late nineteenth century, 'This well is also credited with a virtue remedial of sterility, when the spirit is propitiated with an offering of silver or gold - an exercise in faith very recently observed in more instances than one' (see Márkus 2012, 257).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kingarth, parish (Bute)