NS4560 : The Bonnie Wee Well (detail)

taken 11 years ago, near to Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

The Bonnie Wee Well (detail)
The Bonnie Wee Well (detail)
For a view of the well as a whole, and for further information, see NS4560 : The Bonnie Wee Well.

The detail in the present photograph is a medallion bust of Hugh Macdonald. The surrounding text is a verse from "The Bonnie Wee Well", and reads:

The bonnie wee well on the breist o' the brae,
Where the hare steals to drink in the gloamin' sae gray,
Where the wild moorlan' birds dip their nebs and tak' wing,
And the lark weets his whistle ere mounting to sing.

Hugh Macdonald / Died 1860 / Erected 1883.
The Bonnie Wee Well

This well, erected in memory of the poet Hugh Macdonald (1817-1860), was inaugurated on the 8th of September, 1883.

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NS4560, 46 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 March, 2011
Geographical Context
Water resources  Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
19th Century 
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Closeup 
Person (from Tags)
Hugh Macdonald 
Sculptor (from Tags)
John Mossman 
Category
Well > Well   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4573 6076 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.9230N 4:27.8163W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4573 6077
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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