Mary Magdalen's Well, Pittenweem

Grid reference

NO 540 020 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

354000 702000

Latitude

56.20843684054271

Longitude

-2.741635757809536

Nearby places

St Mary's Chapel, Pittenweem (0.62 miles)

St Fillan's Well, Pittenweem (0.64 miles)

Pittenweem, modern parish (0.64 miles)

St Fillan's Cave, Pittenweem (0.64 miles)

Marygate, Pittenweem (0.67 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The precise location of the well,mentioned in sixteenth-century charters, can no longer be identified. It is significant that when Pittenweem was erected as a burgh, one of its two annual fairs was to be on the feast of St Mary Magdalene (22 July) and its octave (RMS iii no. 388 dated 1526).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Anstruther Wester, parish (formerly)

Within Pittenweem, modern parish