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Latitude: 55.7713 / 55°46'16"N
Longitude: -3.9858 / 3°59'8"W
OS Eastings: 275523
OS Northings: 654895
OS Grid: NS755548
Mapcode National: GBR 01LP.WZ
Mapcode Global: WH4QX.R66G
Entry Name: Motherwell, Dalzell Park, St Patrick's Well
Listing Date: 10 December 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395696
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48303
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Motherwell and Wishaw
County: North Lanarkshire
Town: Motherwell And Wishaw
Electoral Ward: Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Rebuilt 1933-39 incorporating earlier fabric. Square-plan wellhead with pyramidal cap. SE facing. Chased yellow sandstone coursers, ashlar moulded cornice, semicircular arched opening to front, keystone dated 1723.
The well itself dates back to the mediaeval period and was then linked to the foundation of St Patrick's church. The wellhead however, was added or substantially rebuilt by Lord Gavin George Hamilton in the 1930s when the area around the Hamilton family mausoleum (see separate listing) was re-landscaped to commemorate the death of his wife Lady Sybil in 1933. At this time the gazebo just above the well on the hillside was also built (see separate listing), the new plantings and building overlaying a Japanese garden laid out circa 1900 which was moved nearer to the house in the 1920s, though the bamboo, small bridges and stone steps were incorporated into the later scheme. The wellhead had been demolished by vandals but was rebuilt circa 1985. Originally the wellhead had incorporated an '1882' datestone taken from another part of the estate but on rebuilding this was replaced with the date '1723'.
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