MHG44255 - St. Mary's Well, Cromarty


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Type and Period (1)

  • FRIARY (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH86NW 4 8050 6723.
St. Mary's Well, on slope of Sutor, beside middle path which leads to 'The Lookout' (NH 8118 6690) is traditionally said to mark spot where a Trinitarian Friary stood. It is alleged to have been founded in 1271. Easson (1957) has investigated and comes to conclusion that Friary is probably fictitious. Alleged references to friars of Cromarty in Lord Treasurer's Accounts have been found to refer to the ferrymen of Cromarty.
D E Easson 1957; G Mackenzie 1958.

St. Mary's Well is a natural spring which was located at NH 8050 6723. The slope hereabouts is so steep as to render building impractical. There is no local knowledge of a friary in area.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 January 1966.

No change to previous field report.
Surveyed at 1:10 000. Visited by OS (J B) 16 November 1978.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8050 6723 (80m by 80m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH86NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CROMARTY

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