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About megalithix

Occultist, prehistorian and independent archaeological researcher, specializing in prehistoric rock art, Neolithic, Bronze Age & Iron Age sites, and the animistic cosmologies of pre-Christian & traditional cultures.

Tobair na h-oige, St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides

Sacred Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NA 100 000 Also Known as: Well of Eternal Youth Folklore An old story told in previous centuries by the indigenous folk of Hirta (St. Kilda) described a long-lost well that was thought to be an abode … Continue reading

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St. John’s Well, Isle of May, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 65858 99107 Also Known as: Pump Well Archaeology & History This seems to be the only ‘St John’ dedication on the Isle of May: a small island littered with more saint’s names, seemingly, … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Well, Isle of May, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 65375 99592 Archaeology & History In John Dickson’s (1899) fine work on the history and antiquities of the Forth islands, he describes a number of all-but-forgotten holy and medicinal wells that could be visited … Continue reading

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Warlocks’ Tomb, Muckhart, Clackmannanshire

Tomb/s (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9928 9865 Archaeology & History A fascinating site that was described in Johnston & Tullis (2003) local history work on the parish of Muckhart. Amidst an area bedevilled with faerie, boggarts, ghosts and historical … Continue reading

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Mineral Well, Dollar, Clackmannanshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 9855 9804 Also Known as: Dollar Chalybeate Spring Dollar Spa Vicar’s Bridge Spa Archaeology & History Somewhere hiding away above the north-side of the River Devon, just above the Vicar’s Bridge, a little-known healing … Continue reading

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Borgie, Tongue, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 6737 5940 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5743 Getting Here Very difficult to find under the herbage, but – along the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turn down at Borgie Bridge towards Skerray.  A few … Continue reading

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Cock Lakes, Blubberhouses Moor, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1524 5469 Getting Here Follow the same directions as if you’re visiting the James Stone monolith.  From here, walk about 60 yards southeast and zigzag about in the heather until you find a … Continue reading

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James Stone, Blubberhouses Moor, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone: OS Grid reference – SE 15196 54722 Getting Here From Blubberhouses church by the crossroads, walk up the slope (south) as if you’re going to Askwith, for 100 yards or so, taking the track and footpath past the … Continue reading

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Ing Well, Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Healing Well (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – SE 1174 3443 Archaeology & History This ‘Well of the Meadow”, or Ing Well, is one of countless springs in and around the Bradford metropolis that have been destroyed by that thing they call … Continue reading

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Cross Well, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 34629 72739 Archaeology & History Musselburgh has had an ancient fair—held upon St. James’ Day (July 25)—for many centuries.  It was held along the old High Street by a more ancient Market Cross … Continue reading

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