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Malcolm's Well (Denwick)

A well was discovered in 1845 together with the foundations of St Leonard's Hospital. It is believed to be the well recorded in the chronicles of Alnwick Abbey as the place where Malcolm, King of Scotland, was fatally injured in battle in 1093. In the 19th century, the well was about four or five feet deep, but by the later 20th century it seems to have been filled in and only a rough circle of stones is visible.

Reference number:N4489
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Denwick


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