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St. George’s Well, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 24401 74070 Also Known as: Canmore ID 133173 Getting Here In Edinburgh, get to the west-end of Princes Street (nearest the castle), and where there’s the curious mess of 6 roads nearly skewing into … Continue reading

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Dragon Stone, Steeton, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 03590 43677 —  NEW FIND Also Known as: Hollins Bank Farm Carving Getting Here Go northwest along the country lane running between High Utley (on the outskirts of Keighley) and Steeton known as … Continue reading

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St. Michael’s Well, Well, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2633 8176 Also Known as: Mickel Well Mickey Well Getting Here Found near the bottom of Holly Hill, as Graeme Chappell tells us, this old site “is located by the side of a … Continue reading

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Worm Well, Fatfield, Durham

Sacred Well: OS Grid Reference – NZ 3115 5401 Getting Here This seems a bittova cheat really – and on two counts: i) I aint been here yet; and ii) we’re not sure that there’s any remains left to be … Continue reading

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Serpent’s Well, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SP 31 27? Archaeology & History This legendary-sounding spring of water was described in field-name listings from the 1770 Enclosure Acts, but nothing seems to have been written about it since.  To me at least, … Continue reading

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Dragon Well, Wharncliffe, South Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 305 961 Also Known as: Dragon’s Well Folklore The famous Wharncliffe Dragon used to drink from here, moreso than the other Dragon’s Well at Bolsterstone more than a mile to the west. The … Continue reading

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Dragon’s Well, Bolsterstone, South Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 2827 9697 Also Known as: Allman Well Archaeology & History Also known as the Allman’s Well, an inscription with an 1818 datestone was to be found here. But according to folklorists Dave Clarke … Continue reading

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