St Modan's Well, Kilmodan

Grid reference

NS 002 844 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

200200 684400

Latitude

56.01085674799365

Longitude

-5.205410990876556

County

Argyllshire

Nearby places

St Modan's Chapel, (Cairn) Kilmodan (0.06 miles)

Kilmodan, parish (Cowal) (0.47 miles)

Kilmodan, ~eccles. Kilmodan (0.47 miles)

Kilnaish, eccles. Kilmodan, Cowal (2.33 miles)

Kildalvan, settlement Kilmodan, Cowal (2.94 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The presence of quartz rocks at the well suggests some cultic use. But its name may have arisen simply because of its proximity to the prehistoric chambered cairn, which at some point acquired the name (granted by some amateur archaeologist or antiquarian?) of St Modan's Chapel. NMRS records in 1972: 'No trace of this spring could be found. The streams in this area have all become part of an extensive drainage system for a new forest'.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Kilmodan, parish (Cowal)

Within Kilmodan, parish (Cowal)

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Modan's Chapel, (Cairn) Kilmodan