Category Archives: Yorkshire, South

Handsome Cross Circle, High Bradfield, South Yorkshire

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SK 26 94 Archaeology & History This lost ring of stones was one many sites that could once be found in this area.  It was written about in John Watson’s (1776) essay on … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire

Holy Well (lost): OS Grid Reference – SD 370 960 Archaeology & History In Rob Wilson’s (1991) study on the saints and wells of South Yorkshire, he mentions this site which, it would seem, may have been lost to history.  … Continue reading

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St Francis’ Well, Conisborough, South Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS-Grid Reference – SK 5112 9880 Also known as: Town Well Getting Here From Church street turn down into Wellgate, the well is on the right hand site at 18 Wellgate surrounded by railings near some new properties, … Continue reading

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Birley Spa, Birley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 4090 8361 Getting Here Birley Spa is now open for special events and the first Saturday in the summer months; however it is best to check that the site is open as it is open … Continue reading

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Apronful of Stones, Bradfield, South Yorkshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2448 9459 Archaeology & History This was another example of the many giant cairns that scatter the upland moors on the Pennines, but much of it has been destroyed, with some halfwits in recent … Continue reading

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South Kirkby, South Yorkshire

Hillfort / Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SE 435 104 Getting Here From the South Kirkby library, go west along Hague Lane and take the left turn up Homsley Lane on your left after  a few hundred yards (keep your … Continue reading

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Swinston Hill, Dinnington, South Yorkshire

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – SK 5395 8460 Archaeology & History In August, 1984, a Mr James Rickett was out with his metal-detector, scanning the Swinston woodland area south of Dinnington, when he was fortunate to locate a superb, ornamental … Continue reading

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Adam’s Oak, Brierley, South Yorkshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – SE 4280 1015 Also Known as: Adam & Eve’s Oak Wind-gap Oak Archaeology & History Highlighted on the 1854 Ordnance Survey map close to the township boundary line as Adam & Eve’s Oak, between … Continue reading

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Trysting Tree, Todwick, South Yorkshire

Legendary Tree (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SK 49751 83799 Folklore This was one of the many sacred trees beneath or next to which, in pre-christian days, tribal councils met.  Thanks to the local historians Paul Rowland and  Lis Tigi Maguire … Continue reading

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New Hagg Standing Stone, Hallam Moors, South Yorkshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SK 25815 87058 Getting Here From Redmires Road, follow the path on the opposite side of the road from the reservoirs that follows the “conduit”: a man-made dyke marked on the map at SK … Continue reading

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