Lady Well, Auchterhouse

Grid reference

NO 340 385 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

334000 738500





Altitude (metres)


Nearby places

St Mary's Church, Auchterhouse (0.28 miles)

Auchterhouse, parish (0.28 miles)

Maryfield, Mains & Strathmartine (2.64 miles)

St Martin's Church, Mains & Strathmartine (3.12 miles)

Strathmartine, former parish, Mains & Strathmartine (3.12 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



Our informant, Paul Hornby, recorded the name from 'Auchterhouse Old and New An Historical and Social Record' by Rev Kirkland Cameron & Oliphant Valentine, published by David Winter & Son, Dundee, 1932, and visited it and photographed it in 2017. He added, 'The site of the Lady Well, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, west of Dundee, place of pilgrimage for women with young children, who would leave offerings by the Well housing (the housing may be still there under the jungle of thistles, nettles and brambles! - a winter visit is planned.). The healing waters were good for eye complaints.'