MHG11110 - Holy Well, Loch Ma Naire

Summary

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Type and Period (1)

  • HOLY WELL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC75SW 15 726 537.

A holy well in the vicinity of Loch ma Naire (Horsburgh 1870) (NC 726 537) had a place in the ceremonies associated with the healing properties which made the loch a resort of sick people from the neighbouring counties as late as the mid - 19th century.
NSA (written by Rev D MacKenzie - 1834) 1845; J Horsburgh 1870; Name Book 1873.

The holy well has not located during field investigation.
Visited by OS (J L D) 6 May 1960

No change to the previous field report.
Visited by OS (J M) 19 July 1977.


Achargary (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG17804.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 20, 187 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3351.


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, 72 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


Horsburgh, J, 1870, 'Notes of cromlechs, duns, hut-circles, chambered cairns, and other remains, in the County of Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 7, 1866-8, pp 271-9, 272 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1182.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 7259 5370 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC75SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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