St Vildrin's Well, Drymen

Grid reference

NS 491 856 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

249100 685600

Latitude

56.03951594006069

Longitude

-4.422494782350802

Altitude (metres)

20

Nearby places

St Mackessog's Chapel, ~eccles, Drymen (0.61 miles)

Chapelcroft of St Mackessog, Drymen (0.71 miles)

Blane Water, Strathblane & Killearn (1.06 miles)

Blaneswell, settlement Killearn (1.71 miles)

Drymen, parish (1.86 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Origines Parochiales Scotiae records (i, 38): "In this neighbourhood there is a remarkable well called St Vildrin's Well, perhaps a corruption of St Vininus, to whom Kilwinning was dedicated. The well is still ornamented with an image said to be of its patron saint; and in consequence of the healing virtues which the opinions of a less enlightened age ascribed to it, is often visited in modern times, 'the the pervers inclination of mannis ingyne to superstitioun' by pilgrims who profess little veneration for the ancient faith."