College Well | University of Aberdeen
Situated in the centre of the Quadrangle, the College well is not fed by a spring but by natural water-seepage from the soil. The whole area of the College was originally wet and boggy – the water table is still near the surface. For an unknown period, this well was blocked up and was only rediscovered around 1930 when the pathways of the Quadrangle were being re-laid. Before modern water supplies, wells were very important. There was another one to the rear of the Common Hall, near the College kitchens.
-Walking With History (A Self-Guided Tour of King’s College)