St John's Well, Marykirk

Grid reference

NO 691 664 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

369100 766400





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Ladybank Well, Marykirk (0.57 miles)

Marykirk, eccles. Marykirk/Aberlethnott (0.64 miles)

Marykirk, parish, aka Aberlethnott (0.64 miles)

Balmakelly, Marykirk (0.69 miles)

Marymill, settlement, Marykirk (0.75 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



In the garden of Balmanno House, Marykirk. OSA recorded in 1796, 'There is also at Balmano, a fine spring-well, called St John's-well, which in ancient times, was held in great estimation. Numbers who thought its waters of a sanative quality, brought their rickety children to be washed in its stream. Its water was likewise thought a sovereign remedy for sore eyes, which by frequent washing, was supposed to cure them. To show their gratitude to the Saint, and that he might be propitious to continue the virtues of the waters, they put into the well presents, not indeed of any great value, or such as would have been of the least service to him, if he had stood in need of money, but such as they conceived, the good and merciful Apostle, who did not delight in costly oblations, could not fail to accept.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Marykirk, parish, aka Aberlethnott