Well

Records tagged with Type of Memorial: Well

Jenny's Well

Dedicated to: 
Location:
Jenny's Well
Inverleithen, EN44 6HX
Additional information: 

Lady James Hay's Well

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Lady James Hay's Well
1861

Date: 
1861
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Seaton Park
Don Street
Aberdeen , AB24 1XS
Images: 
Lady James Hay's Well

Well or Fountain in Stewart Park, Aberdeen

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
Aberdeen Town Council
Designed by: 
Mr Arthur Taylor, Sculptor, Jute Street, Aberdeen.
Date: 
1903
Material: 
Granite
Location:
Stewart Park
between Hilton Road and Smithfield Road
Aberdeen
Images: 
Illustration from information board in Stewart Park
Illustration from information board in Stewart Park
Illustration from information board in Stewart Park
Illustration from information board in Stewart Park
Additional information: 

Mrs Jane(Jean)Taylor of Woodside bequeathed £500 'for a playground for the children of Woodside.' Mrs Taylor was the widow of Mr John Taylor, a grocer in Woodside. Land was acquired by the Aberdeen Town Council close to Hilton House at the request of the Woodside Commissioners when Woodside was incorporated into Aberdeen in 1891. The park opened in 1894.

Caroline's Well

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

"Caroline's Well"
In Happy Memory of
Arthur and Caroline Gordon of Ellon.

Material: 
Stone
Location:
Caroline's Well Wood
Ellon, ABD
Images: 
Caroline's Well
Caroline's Well
Caroline's Well

St Triduana's Well

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
Logan family
Date: 
approx 1477
Material: 
stone
Location:
St Triduana's Well
Restalrig Road, Restalrig
Edinburgh, EH7 6EA

Wall Fountain in Memory of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll

Inscription: 

1874
XCI (in centre panel)
ERECTED . BY
THE . PRINCESS . LOUISES . ARGYLLSHIRE . HIGHLANDERS (on plinth above the trough)
NE OBLIVISCARIS (on two outer panels around the water spouts)

Erected by: 
'Colonel Sprot and the officers of the 91st [Princess Louise's Argyllshire] Highlanders
Designed by: 
Stewart, McGlashan & Son
Date: 
1874
Material: 
stone with metal water spouts
Location:
South East corner of the Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle
Castehill
Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Images: 
Wall Fountain for The Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders

Wall fountain in memory of over 300 women burned at the stake

Inscription: 

THIS FOUNTAIN, DESIGNED BY JOHN DUNCAN, R.S.A.
IS NEAR THE SITE ON WHICH MANY WITCHES WERE
BURNED AT THE STAKE. THE WICKED HEAD AND SERENE
HEAD SIGNIFY THAT SOME USED THEIR EXCEPTIONAL
KNOWLEDGE FOR EVIL PURPOSES WHILE OTHERS WERE MISUNDERSTOOD AND WISHED THEIR KIND NOTHING
BUT GOOD. THE SERPENT HAS THE DUAL SIGNIFICANCE
OF EVIL AND WISDOM. THE FOXGLOVE SPRAY FURTHER
EMPHASISES THE DUAL PURPOSE OF MANY COMMON OBJECTS.

Designed by: 
John Duncan RSA
Date: 
1894
Material: 
bronze and cast iron
Location:
On the wall west wall of the former Castehill Reservoir, facing Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
555 Castlehill
Edinburgh, EH1 2ND
Images: 
Wall Fountain Commemorating Over 300 Women Accused of Being Witches
Wall Fountain Commemorating Over 300 Women Accused of Being Witches
Additional information: 

The fountain on the west wall of the former Castlehill Reservoir (which served the castle with water from Comiston Springs), facing Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, commemorates these women and was designed by John Duncan, R.S.A. It is near the site on which many of these women were burned at the stake.

This plaque accompanies the fountain and explains the symbolism on the fountain. The two heads, one apparently evil, the other calm signify that some used their knowledge and alleged powers for evil purposes while others used their talents for good. This duality is emphasized by the inclusion of a serpent and the foxglove plant (a name for which is witches' gloves) which have positive and negative connotations in relation to having the potential to heal and poison, for good and evil.

Well commemorating Agnes Broun, mother of Robert Burns

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

The Well restored in 1932.

Drink of the pure crystals and not only be ye succoured but also refreshed in the mind

1732 Agnes Broun 1820
To the mortal and immortal memory and in noble tribute to her who not only gave a son to Scotland but to the whole world and whose own doctrines he preached to humanity that we may learn

Date: 
1932 (restored)
Material: 
Stone
Location:
1.6 miles east of Bolton churchyard on B6368 to Haddington, in East Lothian.
Bolton
Images: 
Inscription stone at the well used by Agnes Broun, mother of Robert Burns
Inscription stone at the well used by Agnes Broun, mother of Robert Burns
Inscription stone at the well used by Agnes Broun, mother of Robert Burns
Additional information: 

In addition to the memorial well to Agnes Broun there is a memorial plaque near-by, and her gravestone is in the Bolton parish kirkyard which lies 1.6 miles to the West of the well.

Queen Margaret's Well, Holyrood Park

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

This unique well house dates from the / late 15th century. It originally stood at / Restalrig, close to the church, and its / design is a miniature copy of St. Triduana's / Aisle there. In 1860 it was removed from / its first site, which was then encroached / upon by a railway depot, and was / reconstructed in its present position near / a natural spring.

Date: 
Unveiled in 1860
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Set in the slope of the hill, close to the track that leads ot Hunter's Bog in Holyrood Park
Queen's Drive
Edinburgh
Additional information: 

Location is NT 27133 73712 (OS coordinates)
For pictures and more information, see http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/52167/details/edinburgh+holyrood+pa...

St Margaret's Well, Edinburgh Castle

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

[all caps]
Saint Margaret's Well

The fountain of the Ancient Wellhouse Tower
Celebrated in the History of the Castle
since the time
of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland
in the Eleventh Century
-
Restored by the Officers of the
93rd Sutherland Highlanders AD1873

Erected by: 
93rd Sutherland Highlanders
Material: 
Plaque dates from 1873, well dates from 11th century?
Location:
Wellhouse Tower [TBC]
Below Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh
Additional information: 

It's not clear from the notes, and various online resources, where this well is - the location needs to be confirmed. It may be at the Wellhouse Tower, or it may be the well also identified as the 'Fore Well', although I think the latter is more likely: there is conflicting information on Scotland's Places and The Megalithic Portal.

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