Cater Tober well, Watten

Grid reference

ND 250 570 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

325000 957000

Latitude

58.495076635269164

Longitude

-3.286818739676612

Altitude (metres)

50

County

Caithness

Nearby places

St Catherine's Nunnery, Watten (0 miles)

St Catherine's Monastery, Watten (0.2 miles)

Watten, parish (1.96 miles)

St Dudoch's Kirk, Kirk o' Moss, Wick (2.64 miles)

Bower, parish (2.95 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

According to OS Name Book (1871), 'St Catherine's Well was filled in long ago, but is said to have had healing properties. Traditionally a nunnery dedicated to St Catherine of Sienna stood here, but there are no traces nor any records.' There may therefore be some doubt as to whether the nunnery existed and, by implication, the meaning of the name of the well. Name Book 1871.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Watten, parish

Within Watten, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Catherine's Monastery, Watten

Adjacent St Catherine's Nunnery, Watten