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<< Our Photo Pages >> St Fergus's Well - Holy Well or Sacred Spring in Scotland in Angus
Submitted by KiwiBetsy on Monday, 06 December 2004 Page Views: 4938
Site Name: St Fergus's Well Alternative Name: Lady Well|
Country: Scotland County: Angus Type: Holy Well or Sacred Spring
Nearest Town: Forfar Nearest Village: Glamis
Map Ref: NO386469
Latitude: 56.609937N Longitude: 3.001892W
|3||Reasonable but with some damage|
|2||Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site|
|1||Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks|
|5||Can be driven to, probably with disabled access|
|4||Short walk on a footpath|
|3||Requiring a bit more of a walk|
|2||A long walk|
|1||In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find|
|5||co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates|
|4||co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map|
|3||co-ordinates scaled from a bad map|
|2||co-ordinates of the nearest village|
|1||co-ordinates of the nearest town|
External Links: St Fergus's Well submitted by KiwiBetsy
In the village of Glamis, just past Glamis Kirk, a signed path leads down to the Glamis Burn. A small, stone lined well basin is tucked into a shallow recess at the base of the rocky outcrop. The area between the well basin and the river has been paved in recent times.
St Fergus, an 8th century Irish saint, lived in a nearby cave, which has since been destroyed by lead mining, and set about converting the local people to Christianity and baptising them at the well. Quaintly touching is the small tin cup, secured by a chain, that sits on the rim of the well basin. The cup is still used to remove water from the well for use in the baptismal font of the nearby Kirk which was dedicated to St Fergus in 1242.
This well is in a wonderful setting .... towered over by trees, glorified with wildflowers and serenaded by the babbling waters of the passing burn. It is easy to see why the Reverend John Stirton wrote “the spirit of the ages can be felt at the side of the burn.”
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St Fergus's Well submitted by hamish
This is the area looking away from the well, mad growth every where. I really enjoyed my visit.
St Fergus's Well submitted by hamish
It was a dull day when I was here so I used flash. What a place though, vegetation going mad all round. The water is sweet to taste, don't forget a silver coin for the well spirit.
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