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St Fillan's Well (Aberdour)[748 x 559 JPG]
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|Description ||This is the site of St Fillanís Well today. Although dry this site fits the known location of 30 paces southeast of the churchyard and was recently confirmed by a reputable dowser who, with no prior knowledge found a strong water supply here about 50 feet down. It was here that we had our first experience of dowsing and something certainly happened to our rods over this spot. The current landowner has no further plans than to record the site of the well at this point in time.|
St Fillanís Well was much visited during the 15th century by pilgrims and the poor. The General Assembly in Edinbugh in 1649 put an end to the annual decorating of wells with flowers on their saints day and ordered that people resorting to wells for cure where to be censured. However as late as the 1840ís this well was renowned for curing conditions of the eye.
The site is in a private garden in Aberdour in a lane southeast of St Fillanís Old Church in Aberdour.
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