Bride's Well, Maybole

Grid reference

NS 293 149 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

229300 614900





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Sennyglens-crosse, Maybole (1.43 miles)

St Helen's Well, Maybole (1.55 miles)

High Ladywell, settlement Maybole (1.91 miles)

Ladywell Bridge, Maybole (2 miles)

Kirkbride, eccles. Maybole (2.02 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



This may be somewhere near the boundaries of the territories which made up Kirkbride parish (uncertain). Certainly within that former parish. Not mentioned on OS 6" 1st edn, but on 2nd edn, and also in OSName Books, as follows (Ayrshire vol. 46, p. 48): ""A small spring of excellent water. Not impregnated with any Mineral sustances. The Name is traditionally said to have originated from the circumstances of a Bridal party having at one time passed close past this place, and the bride feeling faint & thirsty, she stooped down to drink, but while doing so, the ring dropped off her finger & disappeared & all their efforts to recover it, proving useless, it has ever since retained the Name of the Bride's Well."

Relationships with other parishes

Within Kirkbride, former parish, Maybole (Carrick)

Within Maybole, parish