Sputan Bhàin, Kiltarlity & Convinth

Grid reference

NH 334 305 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

233400 830500

Latitude

57.334736261095536

Longitude

-4.768094833233781

Altitude (metres)

65

County

Inverness-shire

Nearby places

Comar, former parish, Kiltarlity & Convinth (0.06 miles)

Clachan Comair, Kiltarlity & Convinth (0.06 miles)

Kilbaddy, settlement, Kiltarlity & Convinth (0.4 miles)

Our Lady and St Bean's Chapel, Kilmorack (0.86 miles)

Cladh Churadáin, eccles. Urquhart & Glenmoriston (2.62 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The name, rather now disguised, connects the well or spring (sputan) to the nearby chapel of St Beathan at Clachan Comair. It is right beside the road. According to a local church website (Our Lady and St Bean, Marydale, accessed January 2013): 'At the beginning of the twentieth century, coffin bearers arriving at Clachan Comar rested at the place where St. Bean’s spring reached the road. The water of the spring fell into a wooden basin, from which the holy water was obtained to sprinkle the coffins.'

Relationships with other parishes

Within Comar, former parish, Kiltarlity & Convinth (formerly)

Within Kiltarlity and Convinth, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Clachan Comair, Kiltarlity & Convinth