MHG2986 - Well of the Dead, Culloden Battlefield

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  • WELL (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)

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Mention in Inverness FC report of Battlefield, 1902 Vol V, p357- HAW. 9.2002
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For Culloden Moor, Battlefield (centred NH 742 450), see NH74NW 17.00.

(NH 7431 4497) Well of the Dead (NAT)
OS 6" map, Inverness-shire, 2nd ed., (1906)

The 'Well of the Dead' is still to be seen near the graves (NH74NW 17.03) on the field of the Battle of Culloden. To this well it is said that the wounded and dying crawled to quench their thirst. - hence the name.
Name Book 1869; 1871.

This is a small stone-lined rectangular cavity containing water.
Visited by OS (W D J) 24 April 1962.


Name Book (County), Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey, Book No. 18, 26; Book No. 20. 26 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG3348.


Taylor, I C, 1966, Culloden: a guidebook to the battlefield with the story of the battle, the events leading to it and the aftermath (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2858.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7431 4497 (4m by 4m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74SW
Civil Parish CROY AND DALCROSS
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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