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>
<1> Selkirk, S, 05/2010, Email correspondence between Shona Selkirk and Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer (Text/Correspondence). SHG24771.
<2> Ordnance Survey, 1871-4, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness (Image/Map). SHG23389.
No mapped location recorded.
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|Map sheet||Not recorded|
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