St John's Well, Torphichen

Grid reference

NS 972 723 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

297200 672300

Latitude

55.93279597686945

Longitude

-3.6456754971038525

Altitude (metres)

175

County

West Lothian

Nearby places

Torphichen, ~eccles Torphichen (0.28 miles)

Torphichen, parish (0.28 miles)

St Morgan's Seat, Muiravonside (1.93 miles)

Morgunessete, settlement, Muiravonside (1.93 miles)

Bathgate, parish (2.81 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Note proximity to the Domus de Torphehyn, of the 'fratribus Sancti Johannis Jerosolomitani' (Dunf. Reg. no. 308, thirteenth century). NMRS records (Canmore ID 47967) the well as having supplied the Preceptory of the Knights of St John. Its waters were said to have healing powers. No trace could be found in 1952 other than a slight depression i9n the ground.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Torphichen, parish