Helen’s Well

Helen’s Well marks the centre of the extensive lands of Campbell:

 

In 1973 James Allingham asked if anybody knew any of the history of Helen’s Well:

This is a map of the township of Achnagoul as it was in the 1860s:

 

Queen Victoria visited some years later and recorded:

For centuries life had been elemental at Achnagoul:

Helen’s Well is close to a small community that were perhaps not simply “shielings”:

 

We will almost certainly never know who Helen was and why this Well was dedicated to her in 1866. However her water still runs today as clear and pure as when it first sprung.

 

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