St Michael's Well, Mauchline

Grid reference

NS 497 274 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

249700 627400





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Mauchline, parish (0.12 miles)

St Michael's Church, Mauchline (0.12 miles)

Ladyyard, Tarbolton (2 miles)

Catrine, settlement, Sorn (2.27 miles)

St Cuthbert's Holm, Catrine, Sorn (2.5 miles)

Object Classification

Is linear feature?



The well seems to be called both St Michael's Well and Burgher's Well. Marked on OS Explorer as W at stated NGR, though not on OS 6" 1st edn Modern OS maps note the house in whose grounds the well is sited as "Wellwood". The well has for a long time been infilled and its water is piped away. Its position is marked by a recess in the outer face of a high garden wall (NMRS, 1980). A. Edgar (minister of Mauchline), Old Church Life in Scotland (Paisley, 1885), says: "One of the wells in Mauchline, that near the U.P. Church, bears the name of St. Michael's, and is so designated in a precept of Clare Constat from Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, in 1712. This document is in the hands of the Trustees of the U.P. Church." (cited from digitised version of this at

Relationships with other parishes

Within Mauchline, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Michael's Church, Mauchline