St Maik's Well, Peterculter

Grid reference

NO 814 985 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

381400 798500







Nearby places

St Maik's or Mayoca's Church, Drumoak (0 miles)

Drumoak, parish, alias Dalmaik (0 miles)

Dalmaik, settlement Drumoak (0.68 miles)

Peterculter, parish (2.05 miles)

St Peter's Church, Peterculter (2.05 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



It is 55 metres north of the medieval parish kirk of Drumoak (St Mayoca's or St Maik's), but across the boundary in adjacent Peterculter parish. The boundary at this point is formed by a burn. It is also close to the north bank of the River Dee, which here forms the southern boundary of Drumoak and Peterculter parishes, and the northern boundary of Maryculter parish. Speculations as to a dedication to St Moloch (NSA, cited by NMRS) are without foundation. NMRS: 'The well is now enclosed by a low stone wall and covered by a concrete slab. It is the main water supply for the farmhouse at Old Manse.Visited by OS (WDJ), 27 November 1961.'

Relationships with other parishes

Adjacent Drumoak, parish, alias Dalmaik

Within Peterculter, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Maik's or Mayoca's Church, Drumoak

55 m away, but across the parish boundary