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Clach na Ba, St Fillans, Comrie, Perthshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NN 70318 24159 Also Known as: Stone of the Cattle Getting Here Along the A85 road at the east-end of Lochearnhead, head out of the village east towards Comrie. Just above the main-road, maybe 50 … Continue reading

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Maypole, Hemswell, Lincolnshire

Maypole: OS Grid Reference – SK 92954 90947 Also Known as: English Heritage ID: 196736 Getting Here In Hemswell Village at the junction of Church Street and Maypole Street. History & Archeaology According to a 2010 report in the Scunthorpe … Continue reading

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The Maypole Tree, Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire

Maypole & Ritual Tree (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TL 18831 62757 Getting Here The road layout of the village has changed since the destruction of the Tree, but its approximate position was on the north side of the present High … Continue reading

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Bell Stane, Queensferry, Midlothian

Legendary Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 1292 7840 Archaeology & History An intriguing site that needs adding to the Northern Antiquarian due to the foraging research of the Edinburgh historian Stuart Harris (1996).  Although the Bell Stane has … Continue reading

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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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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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Nanny’s Well, Chapel le Frith, Derbyshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid-Reference – SK 061 810 Getting Here To find Nanny’s Well, take B5474 out of Chapel and take the right hand turning called Crossings road (which goes to Chinley) which is before Frith view on the left. Continue until … Continue reading

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Martinsell Hill, Oare, Pewsey, Wiltshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1764 6396 Also Known as: Martin’s Hill Archaeology & History The second highest of Wiltshire’s prehistoric camps or hillforts, Martinsell Hill was described as early as the 13th century as ‘Mattelsore’ and was known … Continue reading

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