WEST BOW WELL
Situated at the foot of The West Bow,
Victoria Street. This was the first of the well heads
built to supply water to the Grassmarket from the reservoir
at Castle Hill (Now the Tartan Weaving Mill)
It designed by Robert Milne and was built
There are several well heads dotted down
the Royal Mile, none of which are in use today although
each has it's own character and are fascinating reminders
of a past age.
The West Bow Well has a small iron door
with the inscription:
The West-Bow Well
THE TOWN COUNCIL
Repaired and Altered by
Merchants West Bow
On The South Side is a drinking fountain
with a carving of the Edinburgh Coat of arms and Edinburgh's
"NISI DOMINUS FRUSTRA"
Which translated from Latin means
"Without God Everything Fails"