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Vicar’s Well, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid-Reference – NT 3452 7264 Archaeology & History First mentioned in the Scottish Statistical Account of 1845, its name originates from being attached to the vicarage of nearby St. Michael’s church.  Highlighted on the 1853 township … Continue reading

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Borgie Well, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 64412 60194 Getting Here There must be an easier way to visit this site than the method I used.  Which was:  along Cambuslang’s Main Street (A724), turn up the B759 Greenlees Road for nearly … Continue reading

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Ghaist Stane, Fern, Angus

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 4832 6173 Getting Here Whichever route you take to reach this lovely hamlet, hiding away in deep greenery, when you get to the one and only road junction, where it goes downhill (towards … 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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Bull Stone, Guiseley, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone/s:  OS Grid Reference – SE 20675 43469 Also Known as: Boon Stones Boul Stones Bull Stone of Otley Chevin Getting Here Worth checking this if you aint seen it before! Head up to the back (south-side) of Otley … Continue reading

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Stinking Stone, Steeton, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone?:  OS Grid Reference – SE 01814 42411 Getting Here One of two ways to get here really.  Easiest is from Sutton-in-Craven.  Go thru the village and up the steep hill (don’t take the right turn as you start … Continue reading

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Jennet’s Well, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – SE 0461 4180 Also known as: St. Jennet’s Well Jennet Well Getting Here Pretty easy really. From the town centre, head up the B6143 Oakworth Road for barely 100 yards then turn right up the … Continue reading

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