MHG6946 - Possible Holy Well - Tortola Well


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Type and Period (1)

  • HOLY WELL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Tortola Well (NAT) OS 6" map, Nairnshire, 1st ed., (1869)

Tortola Well (Site of) (NAT) OS 6" map, (1959)

Said to be a healing well. The name Tortola is said to derive from the island of Tortola in the West Indies. Name Book 1869.

No trace of well. At site is an overflow pipe for pond in grounds of Golfview Hotel. The name 'Tortola Well' no longer known locally.
Visited by OS (R L) 8 December 1970.

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Grid reference Centred NH 8716 5695 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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