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St Anthony's Well

St. Anthony's Well is a natural spring in Holyrood Park (City of Edinburgh) which was venerated as a Holy Well. Comprising a carved stone bowl below a boulder on the path to St. Anthony's Chapel, the well was noted for its curative properties and its use as such was still recorded until the late 19th C. The well-rounded boulder is an erratic, deposited by the last glacier to cover this area having been carried well away from its source bedrock. The spring no longer flows, having dried up in the 1950s. The arrow carved on the bowl is an Ordnance Survey benchmark.


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