Keys to the Past

Marmion's Well (Branxton)

The well was built in around 1935 to commemorate Lady Waterford's Sybil's Well on Flodden Hill. It was undertaken by Colonel Gerard Leather with the work carried out by the building firm of Pattersons in Branxton. The face of the monument, which is now quite worn, carries the outline of a cross and the inscription 'Drink, weary pilgrim, Drink and pray' etc, quoted accurately from Sir Walter Scott, which is set at the time of the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N766
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Registered Battlefield

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Source of Reference
Local History of Branxton


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