Netherbow Well-Head

Located in the High Street of Edinburgh outside John Knox's House, is the Netherbow well-head, a square ashlar box. Once the means of supplying water to the public, the well-head was designed by Sir William Bruce (1630 -1710) and built c.1685 by master-mason Robert Mylne (1633 - 1710). The Netherbow well-head was repaired and restored by the Edinburgh Old Town Renewal Trust and Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise Ltd. in 1997. Similar well-heads can be found at other locations on the High Street. A display describing the well-head and including a bronze mouth-piece can be found in the Museum of Edinburgh.

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