Holy Wells: Bibliography

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  21. Bogg, Edmund, Upper Wharfeland, James Miles: Leeds 1904.
  22. Bord, Janet, Cures and Curses: Ritual and Cult at Holy Wells, HOAP: Wymeswold 2006.
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  24. Brelsford, Vernon, Superstitious Survivals, Centaur Press: London 1958.
  25. Brewster, Sam, ‘St. Helen’s Well,’ in Wind & Water 1:4, 1980.
  26. Broadhurst, Paul, Secret Shrines: In Search of the Old Holy Wells of Cornwall, Pendragon: Launceston 1997.
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  30. Byrne, Clifford H., “Mineral Springs and Holy Wells in North-East Lancashire” (part 2), unpublished manuscript, 1975.
  31. Byrne, Clifford H., “A Short Study of Shorey Well, Burnley,” unpublished manuscript 1976.
  32. Byrne, Clifford H., Newchurch-in-Pendle: Folklore, Fact and Fiction, Marsden Antiquarians: Nelson 1982.
  33. Christian, Roy, Well-Dressing in Derbyshire, Derbyshire Countryside Ltd 1991.
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  35. Cleaver, Alan, ‘Holy Wells – Wormholes in Reality,’ in Source magazine, no.3, November 1985.
  36. Collyer, Robert & Turner, J. Horsfall, Ilkley, Ancient and Modern, William Walker: Otley 1885.
  37. Colston, James, The Edinburgh and District Water Supply, Edinburgh 1890.
  38. Conway, Daniel, “Holy wells in Wigtonshire,” in Archaeological & Historical Collections Relating to Ayr & Wigton, volume 3, 1882.
  39. Crambie, Geoff, A Colne Festival, Turner & Earnshaw: 1978.
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  43. Darwen, Norman, “A Sense of Discovery – Jacob’s Well, Goosnargh, Lancashire,” in London Earth Mysteries Circle, no.2, 1990.
  44. David, Christopher, St. Winefrede’s Well: A History and Guide, Leinster Leader: Naas 1991.
  45. Denbigh, Kathleen, A Hundred British Spas, Spa Publications: London 1981.
  46. Devereux, Paul, Symbolic Landscapes, Gothic Image: Glastonbury 1992.
  47. Dewhirst, Ian, A History of Keighley, Keighley Corporation 1974.
  48. Dixon, John, Gairloch in North-west Ross-Shire, Co-op: Edinburgh 1886.
  49. Drummond, Peter, Placenames of the Monklands, MLSD: Monkland 1987.
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  51. Dunnigan, Ann, “Rain,” in in Encyclopedia of Religion – volume 12, MacMillan: Farmington Hills 1987.
  52. *Edwards-Charles, Thomas, Saint Winefride and Her Well – The Historical Background, Holywell 1962.
  53. Ferguson, Malcolm, Rambles in Breadalbane, Thomas Murray: Glasgow 1891.
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  55. Foord, Alfred Stanley, Springs, Streams and Spas of London: History and Association, T. Fisher Unwin: London 1910.
  56. Fraser, Alexander, “Ancient Wells in the North and their Folk-lore,” in Transactions of the Inverness Scientific Society, 1878.
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  63. Granville, A.B., Spas of England, Henry Colburn: London 1841.
  64. Gray, John G. (ed.), The South Side Story, W.F. Knox: Glasgow 1962.
  65. Gray, W. Forbes, “The Penny Well,” in South Side Story, Glasgow 1962.
  66. Grose, Francis, The Antiquities of Scotland – volume 1, Hooper & Wigstead: London 1797.
  67. Hallen, A.W. Cornelius, “Holy Wells in Scotland,” in The Scottish Antiquary, volume 9, 1895.
  68. Hamlin, Christopher, A Science of Impurity: Water Analysis in Nineteenth Century Britain, University of California Press 1990.
  69. Haynes, Tony, “Well-Wishing in St. Albans,” in Source, no.6, 1986.
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  72. Heginbottom, J.A., ‘Early Christian Sites in Calderdale’, in PHAS 1988.
  73. Heinze, Ruth-Inge (ed.), Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Study of Shamanism, University of California 1994.
  74. Hembry, Phyllis, The English Spa 1560-1815, Athlone Press: London 1990.
  75. Henderson, William, Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders, Folklore Society: London 1879.
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  78. Holroyd, Abraham, Collecteana Bradfordiana, Saltaire 1873.
  79. Hone, William, The Every-Day Book and Table-Book, Thomas Tegg: London 1839.
  80. Hope, Robert Charles, Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England, Elliott Stock: London 1893.
  81. Hope, Thomas C. & Telford, Thomas, Reports on the Means of Improving the Supply of Water for the City of Edinburgh, A. Constable: Edinburgh 1813.
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  84. Hyslop, John, Echoes from the Border Hills, Hills: Sunderland 1912.
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  86. Jewitt, Llewellyn, ‘The Dragon of Wantley and the Family of Moore,’ in The Reliquary, April 1878.
  87. Keighley, William, Keighley, Past and Present, Arthur Hall: London 1858.
  88. Lacy, Brian, Archaeological Survey of County Donegal, DCC: Lifford 1983.
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  95. MacKinlay, James M., Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs, William Hodge: Glasgow 1893.
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  97. McNeill, F.M., Iona: A History of the Island, Blackie & Sons: Glasgow 1954.
  98. McNeill, F. Marian, The Silver Bough – 4 volumes, William McLellan: Glasgow 1957-68.
  99. Manning, M., Taking the Waters in Norfolk, NIAS: Norfolk 1994.
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  101. Mayhall, John, The Annals of Yorkshire, Joseph Johnson: Leeds 1860.
  102. Mitchell, Arthur, “On Various Superstitions in the Northwest Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Especially in Relation to Lunacy” in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries Scotland, volume 4, 1862.
  103. Monro, Donald, A Treatise on Mineral Waters (2 volumes), D. Wilkinson: London 1770.
  104. Morris, Christopher (ed.), The Journeys of Celia Fiennes, Cresset Press: London 1949.
  105. Morris, Henry, ‘The Holy Wells of Inishowen,’ in H.P. Swan’s Book of Inishowen, Buncrana 1938.
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  129. Preston, William E., ‘Some Bradford Holy Wells’, in Bradford Antiquary, volume 7, 1933.
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