Lady Well, Ladywell Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Lady Well, Ladywell Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

This morning, I visited one one of the few remaining tangible links with the medieval period (5th to the 15th century) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Just to the east of Glasgow’s 13th century Cathedral  on the perimeter of Glasgow Necropolis, can be found the Lady Well which is situated in (the very quiet) Ladywell Street which in turn is off John Knox Street. This is close to a back entrance to a brewery.

Like the nearby Cathedral, the Lady Well is said to date from the 13th century and would have been located close to the heart of the medieval city.

The Lady Well was restored in 1836 and then rebuilt in 1874 by the Merchants House of Glasgow. A further restoration was undertaken in 1983 by Tennent Caledonian Brewery Limited.

Despite the Well’s isolated location, the visible monetary and other offerings suggest the site benefits from a form of reverence today.

The Lady Well, Ladywell Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

The Lady Well, Ladywell Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

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