Irvine, Riverside Walk, St Mary's Well
Alternative Names Chapel Well; Kirk Vennel
Site Type HOLY WELL
Canmore ID 41958
Site Number NS33NW 9
NGR NS 32268 38518
Council NORTH AYRSHIRE
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
NS33NW 9 32268 38518
(NS 32268 38518) Chapel Well (NR)
OS 25" map (1968).
See also NS33NW 23.
This well is noted as 'Chapel Well' in the OSA and ONB, and given the alternative name of 'St Mary's Well' by McJannet. (It stood close to what was probably a chapel dedicated to St Mary - see NS33NW 23).
OSA 1794; Name Book 1856; A F McJannet 1938
Situated in a wall is a circular well-head which has now been sealed with concrete. Above the opening is a small stone plaque stating 'St Inan's Well AD 839-1921'.
No information regarding this last aurthority was encountered during investigation.
Visited by OS (JLD), 26 May 1954.
Visited by OS (JRL), 3 June 1982.
|Books and References|
McJannet, A F (1938) Royal burgh of Irvine, Glasgow
Page(s): 13 Held at RCAHMS D.11.23.IRV
OSA (1791-9) The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, in Sinclair, J (Sir) Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.7, 184 Held at RCAHMS B.2.2.STA
Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No.31, 82 Held at RCAHMS Ref