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Lady Well, Airth, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 89801 86524 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46862 Lady’s Well Spaw Well Archaeology & History Once to be seen flowing on the south-side of the Pow Burn below Airth Castle, all traces of … Continue reading

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Salachary Stones, Kilmartin, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NM 8405 0403 Also Known as: Canmore ID 22831 Getting Here Roughly halfway between the staggering standing stone at Kintraw and the farmhouse of Salachary a coupla miles east along the A816 road to Kilmartin, … Continue reading

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Samson’s Stone, Waltonhill Farm, Craigrothie, Fife

Legendary Stone: OS Grid Reference – NO 36312 09667 Getting Here Travelling South along the A916 just past Craigrothie, turn right down to Chance Inn, and turn left at the T junction. and follow the road on to just past … Continue reading

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De’il’s Stane, Waltonhill, Craigrothie, Fife

Legendary Stone: OS Grid Reference – NO 36304 09352 Also Known as: Devil’s Stone Getting Here Travelling South along the A916 just past Craigrothie, turn right down to Chance Inn, and turn left at the T junction. and follow the … Continue reading

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Swithins Well, Rothwell, West Yorkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 3442 2686 Also Known as: St. Swithin’s Well Archaeology & History Highlighted in the fields on the south-side of Rothwell village on the 1854 OS-map, Swithin’s Well was, according to historian Andrea Smith … Continue reading

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Gilfeilzie Well, Alyth, Perthshire

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 2675 5071 Also Known as: Well of Gilfeilzie Archaeology & History Long lost, this was a sacred well whose history has all but fallen away.  Were it not for the historian James … Continue reading

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Tammie Blair’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 780 010 Archaeology & History It’s difficult to work out the exact position of this lost well, even from Alexander Barty’s (1944) description of the place.  There are several unnamed ‘Wells’ on the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 78126 01281 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24681 Archaeology & History This now-lost holy well was a place whose history was integrally tied to the adjacent and also destroyed Bishop’s Palace: a large … Continue reading

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Market Cross, Glanton, Northumberland

Cross (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NU 0708 1445 Archaeology & History This site has long since gone, but its existence is worthy of note.  Indeed, when Dippie Dixon (1895) wrote about it in his classic work, faded memory was … Continue reading

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Meikle Findowie, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 96105 39143 Also Known as: Canmore ID 86434 Getting Here Along the A822 road between Dunkeld and Milton, 4.7 miles (7.6km) west of the A9, turn left down the track signposted ‘Meikle Findowie’.  About 700 … Continue reading

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