List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ST MARNOCH'S WELL St. Marnochs Well or St. Marnan's Well Revd [Reverend] A. Anderson Manse
William Stronach Esq. Ardmeallie Ho. [House]
Antiquities of Banffshire (Spalding's club. writing's)
015.16 A celebrated holy well much resorted to before it was almost destroyed by the new road which passes immediately above it, it is now only a dirty hole Known only to a few old persons in the locality, there is a tradition that St. Marnoch to whom it was dedicated after performing a severe penance, (going round the bounds of the parish on his bare Knees) rested and drank of its water & from this time it was considered holy.
PETTRIE'S WELL Pettrie's Well. William Stronach Esqr. Ardmeallie Ho. [House]
Mr James Reid Mill of Crombie.
015.16 Another holy well not far from the above. the name is supposed to be a corruption of St. Peter to whom it was supposed to have been dedicated, Another well called the Lady's Well mentioned in the statistical account has been completely destroyed by drainage and not a trace of it remains, this was not a Holy Well.

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