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Gomersal Maypole, West Yorkshire

Maypole:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2068 2672 Archaeology & History As in countless villages and towns across the British Isles, Gomersal also once had its maypole near or at the village centre.  We don’t know when the first maypole … Continue reading

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Pickel Well, Birstall, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2180 2633 Archaeology & History Seemingly built over in recent years, the Pickel Well was one of the main water supplies to the people of Gomersal and Birstall in earlier times.  Getting its … Continue reading

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Doidy Poidy Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – unknown Archaeology & History This bizarre-sounding well owed its name—if we are to accept H.A. Cadman’s (1930) version of history—to the local land-owner, “Joseph Mortimer and it was so-called because Mortimer’s christian name was … Continue reading

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Moor Lane Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2071 2677 Archaeology & History Not far from the old maypole, the Moor Lane Well was the innocuous-sounding site where legend told that a phantom horse was once seen running up and down … Continue reading

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Mannerly Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2107 2515 Also Known as: Manor Lea Well Archaeology & History Originally called the ‘Manor Lea Well’ because it could be found on the far west of the land belonging to the Manor … Continue reading

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