MHG39388 - St Catherine's Well, Scottag


Possible site of St Catherines well that is said to have had healing properties. It has been filled in.

Type and Period (1)

  • HOLY WELL (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

No change. Visited by OS (J B) 18 March 1982.

No remains of nunnery or well exist. Visited by OS (RDL) 23.4.1963.

It is supposed that nunnery of St Catherine stood here. The well called Kater-tobair is now dry.
D Beaton 1909.

Site of (NAT) Cater Tober (NR)
Supposed site of (NAT) St Catherine's Nunnery (NR)
OS 6" map, Caithness, 2nd ed., (1906)

St Catherine's Well was filled in long ago, but is said to have had healing properties. Traditionally a nunnery dedicated to St Catherine of Sienna stood here, but there are no traces nor any records.
Name Book 1871.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2502 5700 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND25NE
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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