St Margaret's Well, Lasswade

Grid reference

NT 263 663 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

326300 666300





Nearby places

Pentland, former parish, Lasswade (0.06 miles)

St Catherine's Well, Liberton (1.39 miles)

St Catherine's Chapel, Liberton (1.42 miles)

Liberton, parish (2.06 miles)

Roslin, former parish, Lasswade (2.14 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



Close to the parish boundary, on the farm of Pentland. The precise NGR is 26388 66338. A recent visitor (2017) reported: Until recently, the waters of St. Margaret could still be seen in the small copse of trees, just off the footpath, but they have now been covered in large stone slabs. Underneath them, you can clearly hear the sound of the rushing water still pouring out of the ground, quite copiously, as Hope & Telford said! A little further down the slope—into which the waters have cut a tiny glen—the ground is very boggy and marshy due to the outflow from the well. However, the waters here seem very dodgy indeed and it isn’t recommended that you try to drink them! (in the adjacent trees is a large dump site) ('Megalithix' on Facebook)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Lasswade, parish