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St Erchan's Well, Kincardine O'Neil

A Category B Listed Building in Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0863 / 57°5'10"N

Longitude: -2.6749 / 2°40'29"W

OS Eastings: 359194

OS Northings: 799684

OS Grid: NO591996

Mapcode National: GBR WW.7M26

Mapcode Global: WH7NK.W4FW

Plus Code: 9C9V38PG+G2

Entry Name: St Erchan's Well, Kincardine O'Neil

Listing Name: Saint Erchan's Well, Kincardine O'neil

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341868

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9578

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200341868

Location: Kincardine O'Neil

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Parish: Kincardine O'Neil

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Ornamental well head dated 1858 and incribed 'Saint Erchan'.

Built in four courses of squared sandstone ashlar with a shallow domed corniced capital and a decorative iron finial.

There is a metal lion head spout on the west side and a large hinged metal access door on the north side.

Statement of Interest

St Erchan's Well is a good example of a 19th century decorative well head. It is built of dressed stone with decorative iron details and it sits at a prominant location in the centre of the village.

The well head was supplied with piped water from the spring about 400 yards northeast of the village. It was built to provide watering for horses.

The first church in the village was dedicated to St Erchard (or Erchan) and built close to the source of the spring.

Listed building record updated in 2018.

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