MHG61467 - Well at Castle Leod - Strathpeffer
'The Countesses Well', Castle Leod, Strathpeffer
Type and Period (1)
- WELL (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A project of surveying and recording the archaeological sites within the grounds of Castle Leod was carried out by members of the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NOSAS) in the winter of 2012-13.
Site 24. Well (also known as the Countesses Well). This well is situated within a small stone lined structure which is roughly circular, 0.7m in diameter and 0.7m in height. The structure is covered by a stone slab, on top of which there is a small stone ornament c 0.7m high; it comprises a conical shaped stone with at least 8 vertical grooves carved on it and a stone ball mounted on top. <1>
1st Edition OS 6" <2>
Ordnance Survey Mastermap <3>
Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location approximate. (T. Blackie 5/2/20)
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: North of Scotland Archaeological Society. 2013. Report of an archaeological survey of the Policies of Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.15/17 Site 24.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1881. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Ross-shire. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4853 5939 (4m by 4m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12469 (Link to HES Canmore record)
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