St Conal's Well, Eastwood

Grid reference

NS 556 600 (general (1km))

Six-figure easting & northing

255600 660000





Nearby places

Eastwood, parish, alias (Nether) Pollock (0.25 miles)

St Convall's Church, Eastwood (0.26 miles)

St Convall's Dowry, Eastwood (0.32 miles)

Crossmyloof, settlement Cathcart (1.68 miles)

Cathcart, parish (1.96 miles)

Object Classification



The existence of this well is attested, as far as we have been able to ascertain so far, only by the not entirely reliable Fasti of H. Scott et al. (1915-1961), vol. 3, 133. It was supposedly in 'the Old Glebe at Pollok. See also NMRS, Canmore ID 44375. Rev. George Campbell, once minister of Eastwood, wrote of this well: 'The particular spot which the saint selected for his cell would be determined, as was so commonly the case, by the then remarkable spring which can still be traced in the lower part of what was the glebe before the excambion of 1854. Within the memory of man, even of my own, as I resided for a year in the old manse, before its removal from the early site, this well, as stated in the last Statistical Account, discharged about eleven imperioal pints each minute, and was perennial, affected neither by drought nor rain. Up the that date the water was sufficiently abundant to supply the manse and all the families in what was still a bit of a hamlet, the remains of the Kirkton, as it was formerly called' (Campbell 1902, 19).