St Alchenter's Well, Dunipace

Grid reference

NS 826 827 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

282600 682700







Nearby places

St Alchenter's Chapel, Dunipace (0.22 miles)

Sanct Alexanders Cuthill, Dunipace (0.22 miles)

Dunipace, parish (0.48 miles)

Denny, modern parish (0.93 miles)

Larbert, parish (1.88 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



There is no evidence for the location of this place other than the description given in Geog. Coll. i, 332(1723)in a section on the parish of Dunipace: 'A little south from the house of Kirkland [NS827829] upon the north side of Carron is a little bank of wood in which is a spaw well, famous in old times for severall cures, then much frequented; but at this time not much yet it does service against the collick: This well is called St Alchenters or Alexanders well; thirty or forty yeards bewest this well are the vestiges of a chapel and church yeard called St. Alchenters Chapel'. Mention is also made in 1495 of 'lands of Donypass and St. Alexander's Chapel in sheriffdom of Striveling' (NAS GD1/529/6). On the south side of the River Carron, in Denny, is St Alexander's RC Church (NS 811829). Sclanders Burn (NS 810826)may contain the name Alexander, but earlier forms are required.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Dunipace, parish

Relationships with other places

Adjacent Sanct Alexanders Cuthill, Dunipace

Adjacent St Alchenter's Chapel, Dunipace