MHG7168 - Holy Well - Ichid's Well, Belivat


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Type and Period (1)

  • HOLY WELL (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH94NW 2 94 47.

Various dedications to 'Ichid' - possibly Eochaidh, Abbot of Lismore, who died in 635 - suggest that there may have been a Celtic establishment at Belivat.
'Belivat' is said to mean 'Ichid's Town'. 'Fichid's Fair' was held there until the mid-18th century. A stone at Wester Belivat used to be known as 'Ichid's Chair'. There is also 'Ichid's Well'.
G Bain 1893.

Belivat is for 'Buail-Fhiodhaid' which was believed by the old people of the district in 1906 to mean 'Fold of the Thicket'.
W J Watson 1926.

No further information 'Ichid's Chair' and 'Ichid's Well' are no longer known locally.
Visited by OS (R L) 15 January 1971.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9400 4699 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH94NW
Civil Parish ARDCLACH
Geographical Area NAIRN

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