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Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh

Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh by Paul Bennett Northern Antiquarian: Alva 2017.  Kindle edition – 123 pages.  Price – £3.99 This is the first detailed guide ever written on the holy wells and healing springs in and around the … Continue reading

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Cloven Stone, Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2139 7001 Archaeology & History Highlighted on the earliest OS-map of 1855 and the Knox Map of 1816 in non-antiquated lettering as a ‘Standing Stone’, the Edinburgh historian Stuart Harris (1996) thought it … Continue reading

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Adam’s Well, Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 225 691 Archaeology & History Unlike the Adam’s Well in Kent, deep daan saaf, this northern site of the same name is not only long lost, but we can find no traditions relating … Continue reading

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Cat Heaps, Swanston, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Cairns (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2447 6828 Archaeology & History Close to the giant cup-marked Caiy Stone, two very large prehistoric cairns were demolished for the purpose of making  the turnpike road.  Remains of human bones and several … Continue reading

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