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Robin Hood’s Well, Higham, Lancashire

Sacred Well: OS Grid Reference – SD 81755 35151 Archaeology & History On the north-side of the River Calder, a short distance above the riverbank below Pendle Hall—as shown on the earliest OS-map of the area, but without a name—the local … Continue reading

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Spurn Clough, Fence, Higham, Lancashire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SD 8249 3685 Archaeology & History Following a request to see if anyone could locate a lost standing stone in Fence (in the Forest of Pendle) not far from my home, I took up … Continue reading

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Calf Hey Well, Briercliffe, Lancashire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 87943 34622 Getting Here The holy well/spring can be reached by following the Worsthorne road south from Haggate to Cockden Bridge over the River Don, then following the footpath due east beside the … Continue reading

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Beadle Hill, Extwistle, Lancashire

Earthworks:  OS Grid Reference – SD 8895 3420 Archaeology & History The low hill called Beadle Hill is located about half a mile north of Swinden Reservoir between Worsthorne and Haggate in the area called Extwistle. It is just a … Continue reading

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Thieveley, Holme Chapel, Lancashire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 873 277 Archaeology & History A prehistoric cairn or tumulus could once be found close to the grid-reference cited here, but all trace of it has long since been destroyed.  The site was … Continue reading

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Broadbank Earth Circle, Thursden, Burnley, Lancashire.

Enclosure: OS Grid Reference — SD 9024 3522 Also Known as: Burwains Enclosure Burwains Camp Getting There From Nelson town centre go north east towards Catlow, turning left near the Shooters Arms public house, then turn right again to the Coldwell … Continue reading

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Foldys Cross, Towneley, Burnley, Lancashire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SD 852 307 Also Known as: Foldy’s Cross Getting Here To get to Towneley Park head to the south side of the town close to a junction of two roads heading towards Todmorden and Bacup, … Continue reading

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Delf Hill, Extwistle, Burnley, Lancashire

Ring Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – SD 9006 3373 Also Known as: Delph Hill Pasture Archaeology & History Described in Walter Bennett’s (1946) magnum opus as a “stone circle” and repeated in Aubrey Burl’s (2000) magnum opus under the same … Continue reading

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Cliviger Laithe, Worsthorne, Lancashire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 866 309 Archaeology & History The grid reference given here is an approximation as we don’t have the exact position of the tomb that could once be seen in the fields immediately south … Continue reading

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Shorey Well, Burnley, Lancashire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 844 330 Also Known as: St. Audry’s Well Whitaker’s Well Whittaker’s Well Archaeology & History Recently a good turn of fortune has brought about the discovery of a number of previously unpublished manuscripts … Continue reading

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