St Mary's Well, Kirkcolm

Grid reference

NX 032 657 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

203200 565700





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

St Mary's Croft, Kirkcolm (0.06 miles)

Kilmorie, eccles., Kirkcolm (0.09 miles)

Leswalt, parish (1.58 miles)

Cairn Connell, Kirkcolm (1.58 miles)

Loch Connell, Kirkcolm (1.84 miles)

Object Classification



Is linear feature?



The well is covered with a stone slab (NMRS). In 1684 it was reported: 'Source: 'In this parish also about a mile and an half from the Kirk, in the way betwixt it and Stranraver there was of old a Chapel called Killemorie but now wholly ruinous, within a little croft of about fourty shillings sterling of yearly rent, possess'd by a countrey man John McMeckin, call'd ordinarly by the Countrey people the Laird, he and his predecessors having enjoy'd the same for severall generations. At the side of this Chapel in the Croft commonly called the Lairds Croft there is a well to which people superstitiously resort, to fetch water for sick persons to drink and they report that if the person's disease be deadly the well will be so dry that it will be difficult to get water, but if the person be recoverable, then there will be water enough.' (Geog. Coll. ii, 93-4).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kirkcolm, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Kilmorie, eccles., Kirkcolm

Adjacent St Mary's Croft, Kirkcolm