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North Queensferry, the Brae, Waterloo Well

A Category B Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0099 / 56°0'35"N

Longitude: -3.3945 / 3°23'40"W

OS Eastings: 313148

OS Northings: 680536

OS Grid: NT131805

Mapcode National: GBR 20.TCCY

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.T6RL

Entry Name: North Queensferry, the Brae, Waterloo Well

Listing Date: 18 June 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342385

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9988

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Inverkeithing

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1816. Rusticated bell-shaped gable shaped well with large ball finial; carving of traditional ferry boat set within recessed triangle to upper part of well; spout hole to middle; indentation for former trough centred below. Tapered and rounded sides of random rubble.

Statement of Interest

B-group with Pump and Plaque, which are located directly behind the Waterloo Well (see separate listing). Strategically located at the bottom of The Brae, the Waterloo Well was reconstructed from an existing well in the same position to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. Used mainly for watering horses and washing coaches, it was also the chief supply of water into the village prior to the introduction of Glensherup water from the Ochils, piped-in from 1883.

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