St Fumac's Well, Botriphnie

Grid reference

NJ 377 442 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

337700 844200

Latitude

57.4839783185632

Longitude

-3.039201190181985

County

Banffshire

Nearby places

Fumac Kirk, Botriphnie (0.18 miles)

Botriphnie, parish (0.18 miles)

Bomakelloch, settlement Botriphnie (2.36 miles)

Maryhill, Boharm (3.59 miles)

Dalmeny, settlement, Boharm? (3.97 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Mackinlay 1914, 504: 'According to local tradition, St Fumac bathed every morning, summer and winter, in a copious spring still to be seen in the manse garden, and by way of penance went round the bounds of the parish on his knees praying that its inhabitants might be preserved from the plague. In later times the wooden image of the saint was carefully kept in the parish, and used to be annually washed in his well on his festival day, 3rd May.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Botriphnie, parish

Within Botriphnie, parish