St Mary's Well, Aberdeen

Grid reference

NJ 940 056 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

394000 805600





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Ladycroft, settlement Aberdeen (0.06 miles)

Church of St Nicholas, Aberdeen (0.37 miles)

Aberdeen City, aka St Nicholas, parish (0.37 miles)

St Thomas's Hospital, Aberdeen (0.38 miles)

St Catharine's Hill, Aberdeen (0.39 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The site of this well is commemorated in the modern street-name Marywell Street, and the Marywell Centre at the corner of that street (OS Digimap). NMRS records: (Area NJ 940 056) The site of St Mary's Well lay near the bottom of Affleck Street 'north of the gutter in front of a gate on the south side' (Milne 1911). Its water, issuing from a small, iron pipe, was drunk by the inhabitants of The Green until the middle of the 19th century, but the site is now covered by a road and no trace remains. J Milne 1911. Visited by OS (JLD) 8 September 1952. The site of this well now lies under the line of a modern road. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ATW), 26 February 1997.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Old Machar, Old Aberdeen, parish