St David's Well, Edinburgh Canongate

Grid reference

NT 271 727 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

327100 672700

Latitude

55.941852483211726

Longitude

-3.167263508569847

Altitude (metres)

40

County

Midlothian

Nearby places

St Leonard's Ward, Edinburgh Canongate (0.26 miles)

St Leonard's, Edinburgh (0.31 miles)

St Leonard's Chapel, Edinburgh Canongate (0.39 miles)

St Leonard's Hospital, Edinburgh (0.39 miles)

St Leonard's House, Edinburgh Canongate (0.5 miles)

Object Classification

Water

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

NMRS records: An old well, now drained. Traditionally King David drank at this well after his escape from the stag. Name Book 1852. See NMRS for discussion of this legend. There is now no trace of the well.

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Canongate, parish Edinburgh

Relationships with other places

Adjacent St Margaret's Well, Edinburgh Canongate