MHG53549 - Devil's Well, Eskadale
A well/fountainhead depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and reputedly haunted.
Type and Period (4)
- FOUNTAIN (Constructed, 16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD? to 1871 AD (at some time))
- WELL (Constructed, 16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD? to 1871 AD (at some time))
- WELL HEAD (Constructed, 16th Century to 19th Century - 1560 AD? to 1871 AD (at some time))
- HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
A website user reported this well which was not recorded on the HER. It is depicted on the 1st edition and later Ordnance Survey maps as a fountainhead. An article in the Inverness Courier claimed that the well got its name because "the ghost of a young man haunts the stone dias around it. The young man was the victim of a murder committed there many years ago". An alternative explanation is that it is called the Devil's Well because it never has any water in it. <1><2>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 46825 40953 (20m by 20m) (Centred)|
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