St Queran's Well, Troqueer

Grid reference

NX 955 722 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

295500 572200

Latitude

55.033254846140586

Longitude

-3.6352024027295236

Altitude (metres)

10

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Nearby places

St Bride's Holm, Troqueer (1.19 miles)

Lady's Well, Dumfries (1.81 miles)

Ladyfield, settlement, Dumfries (1.86 miles)

Troqueer, parish (2.1 miles)

St Mary's Church, 19th cent. Dumfries (2.24 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

A long-lasting and lively cult is evidenced at the well. It was cleaned out around 1870, and several hundred coins were found, some dating back to the sixteenth century (RCAHMS). Since then further coins (and medals with image of BVM) have been placed in the well. Nearby is a 'cloutie-tree'. The well was 'held in great repute for the cure of diseases, particularly of women and children' (RCAHMS)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Troqueer, parish

Within Troqueer, parish