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St Catherine's Balm Well Howdenhall Road

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9029 / 55°54'10"N

Longitude: -3.164 / 3°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 327322

OS Northings: 668363

OS Grid: NT273683

Mapcode National: GBR 60B5.TT

Mapcode Global: WH6ST.CWLN

Entry Name: St Catherine's Balm Well Howdenhall Road

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365565

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28122

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Original well house built 1617 by order of James VI. Small
vaulted structure with gables, ashlar Renaissance front.
Lintel of 1563.

Statement of Interest

Noticed by Hector Boece in 1526. Said to have originated in a

spilling of the oil of St Catherine brought to St Margaret

from Sinai

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