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Corbie Well

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Corbie Well
Historic Photographs
1855
Corbie Well
The Corbie Well, deriving its title from the fact that a large rookery colony existed among the trees that covered the bank of the Denburn Valley, near where the well stood. The wall and fence seen above the well are the gardens of Denburn Terrace. The Corbie Well was rebuilt in a different form when the Union Terrace Gardens were laid out in 1877.

Silver City Vault user Ed Fowler provides more information on the later history of the well:

"The older well was replaced in 1898 by an outlet in a plain granite ashlar wall. An inscription - 'Renewed 1856' - from the old well was removed during later modernisation, and until the 1960s the wall supported one of the stone pillar lamp-posts from the 1747 Bow Brig surmounted by the weather-vane from the steeple of old St Nicholas Kirk."
B37_04
Aberdeen Local Studies