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SHOREHEAD, DUTHIE'S WELLLB41659

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
18/08/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Stonehaven
NGR
NO 87740 85508
Coordinates
387740, 785508

Description

Early 19th century. Square ashlar structure enclosing well. Base course, cyma recta cornice, blocking course and shallow modern concrete slab top. W face with metal plaque and spout, and cornice inscribed 'Duthie's Well'. E face with rectangular opening abutting cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

Duthie's Well is listed for its survival and prominent situation on Stonehaven's harbour. In the nineteenth century there were five wells in Stonehaven's Old Town, Duthie's Well is the only survival. The Duthie family, who made their money from ship building and the manufacture of rope, helped fund the building of the well. Captain William Duthie, a Stonehaven merchant and shipowner, was one of the three first Commissioners (appointed in 1825) of Stonehaven Harbour.

References

Bibliography

1st Edition ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP (1867).

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