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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365565
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28122
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton
Traditional County: Midlothian
Original well house built 1617 by order of James VI. Small
vaulted structure with gables, ashlar Renaissance front.
Lintel of 1563.
Noticed by Hector Boece in 1526. Said to have originated in a
spilling of the oil of St Catherine brought to St Margaret
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