St John's Well, at Cathedral, Aberdeen

Grid reference

NJ 939 089 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

393900 808900

Latitude

57.171088882519435

Longitude

-2.100888233884751

Altitude (metres)

20

County

Aberdeenshire

Nearby places

St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen (0.12 miles)

St Nicholas Poorhouse, Aberdeen (0.12 miles)

Old Machar, Old Aberdeen, parish (0.12 miles)

St Machar's Well, Aberdeen (0.22 miles)

St Helena Cottage, Aberdeen (0.26 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

William Orem writes, 'This church had also a large baptizary belonging to it, and a large churchyard, the North-dyke whereof was placed at the foot of the brae, where St John's Well is, the water of which was brought into the Church at the North doors, for baptisms, and cleansing the vessels of the temple' (Orem, Description, 65-6).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Old Machar, Old Aberdeen, parish

Within Old Machar, Old Aberdeen, parish