MHG10208 - Holy Well - Tobar Mheasain
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Type and Period (1)
- HOLY WELL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
NC91SW 3 9354 1305.
(NC 9354 1305) Tobar Mheasain (NR) OS 6"map, (1963)
Tobar Mheasain, 'Well of Virtues', is a well of excellent water, which was formerly resorted to as a healing well.
NSA 1845; Name Book 1871.
Tobar Mheasain is a spring well with a stream flowing from it. It is edged with stones and is partly covered by a slab. It is over-grown and apparently disused. Visited by OS (E G C) 3 June 1961.
No change to previous field report. Visited by OS (J M) 15 January 1976.
On visiting the site on the 04/08/2011, Ken and Jean Bowker described the spring well as still flowing and clear, although only the edge of the lower slab was visible. The site was described as very overgrown and that it would not be photographable unless cleared with tools. <1>
- --- SHG2597 Text/Publication/Volume: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol. 15, Sutherland, 141.
- --- SHG3359 Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 28, 9.
- <1> SHG25956 Text/Correspondence: Bowker, K & J. 2011. Visit to Tobar Mheasain spring well, Ken and Jean Bowker 2011. Unaffiliated. Yes. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 9354 1304 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/7130 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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