St Mungo's Well
Fountain Harbottle Northumberland

St Mungo's Well

Fountain In Harbottle, Northumberland

A stone pant in Holystone Village named after St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow.

If you were feeling a bit parched in Holystone back in the day, then not only could you have a sip from Lady's Well, but you could also wet your lips at St Mungo's Well.

Just on the outskirts of the village this stone pant exudes water collected from the nearby Holystone Burn as it makes its way to the River Coquet.

It was thought it was a “muggers” or “tinkers” well for wandering crockery merchants. Apparently it stands where St Mungo (the patron saint of Glasgow) would have preached and done baptisms.

The name St Mungo has only cropped up since the publication of Rob Roy, the famed Scottish outlaw. Funnily enough there is Rob Roy's Cave less than a kilometre away, but it's a bit of a tricky one to get to.

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Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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St Mungo's Well was listed in Fountain // Northumberland // Harbottle