St Mungo's Well, Whittingehame

Grid reference

NT 641 635 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

364100 663500





Altitude (metres)



East Lothian

Nearby places

Johnscleuch, settlement, Whittingehame (1.9 miles)

Kilpallet, settlement Whittingehame (2.01 miles)

Cranshaws, parish (2.86 miles)

Lady's Well, Longformacus (4.74 miles)

Philipsburn House, Abbey St Bathans (5.02 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



A small spring issuing from the hillside, its water flows 170m eastwards before entering the burn called Chapel Cleugh (OS Digimap and OS 6 inch 1st edn). The well sits 320 metres north of Penshiel Grange, a farm which was a grange of Melrose Abbey. The farm of Priestlaw lies 760 metres east of the well. There must have been a chapel associated with Penshiel Grange, and NMRS records a possible site just to the north of the present farm (Canmore ID 57534). But OS 6 inch 1st edn shows the site of a Chapel closer to Chapel Cleugh at NT640632. See NMRS discussion for various possibilities as to the signficance of the two sites.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Whittingehame, parish

Within Whittingehame, parish