Monks Well

Monks Well ABE AW NO237179 1 362 75m NOF

    Monks Well 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE monk + SSE well

‘Well belonging to, or used by, the monks’, this being the explanation offered in 1876, when was it was stated that the water was ‘led by an apparently artificial course called the “Rood-linn-burn” or the Holywell burn to the Abbey’ (NMRS NO21NW 10).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4