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Billy Hobby’s Well, Chester, Cheshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference — SJ 413 662 Getting Here The well is found on the south-east corner edge of Grovesnor Park, which is the south-east of the city beside the River Dee. Archaeology & History An early reference to … Continue reading

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Ringstone, Whaley Bridge, Cheshire

‘Stone Circle’:  OS Grid Reference – SK 00 82 Archaeology & History There appear to be no records of any prehistoric circle of any form in the area less than a mile northwest of Whaley Bridge, where the intriguing place-names of … Continue reading

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Thor’s Stone, Thurstaston, Cheshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 24474 84933 Also Known as: Thor’s Rocks Archaeology & History On Thurstaston Common a 298 foot high hill has a large red sandstone outcrop, on the landward side, known as Thor’s Stone. One … Continue reading

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St. Oswald’s Well, Winwick, Cheshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 607 941 Folklore In the old Hundred of West Derby in what was once Lancashire (them there political types shifting boundaries for their own greasy deeds) still remains to this day the trickling … Continue reading

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Churchyard Cross, Prestbury, Cheshire

Cross: OS Grid Reference – SJ 901 769 Archaeology & History Many churches strive to find evidence in the greater antiquity of their foundations than the industrial age; and even those whose origins are medieval hope to find much older … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 858 778 Archaeology & History In Roeder & Graves’ (1906) analysis of the neolithic remains surrounding this geological arena, they told there to have been “at least nine wells at different parts of … Continue reading

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