The well is located ca. 150m south of Teampull Chaluim Chille. The [simple_tooltip content='Six-inch 1st edition Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland, 1843-1882 <https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch/index.html>.']OS 6-inch map[/simple_tooltip] does not name it, but the cairn remains visible.
See Teampull Chaluim Chille for the full discussion of this name.
[simple_tooltip content='RCAHMS = 1928. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Ninth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Small Isles (Edinburgh).']RCAHMS (1928, 99)[/simple_tooltip] Tobar Chaluim Chille, Balivanich: ‘The well known as Tobar Chaluim Chille lies about 200 yards south by west of the Teampull on slightly higher ground. Impinging on the south side of the well is a small cairn, about 12 feet wide and 3 feet high, composed of stones carried there as votive offerings by people who came to drink of the water.’
Saints in Scottish Place-Names (DoSH)‘Tobar Chaluim Chille, South Uist (Benbecula)’
- Grid reference: NF782548
[simple_tooltip content='Scottish Gaelic']G[/simple_tooltip] tobar ‘a well’ + [simple_tooltip content='personal name']pn[/simple_tooltip] Columb Cille (Mac Feidlimid)
(‘St Columba’s Well’)
[simple_tooltip content='Six-inch 1st edition Ordnance Survey Maps of Scotland, 1843-1882 <https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch/index.html>.']OS 6-inch[/simple_tooltip] Well