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Little Almscliffe Crags, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – SE 23237 52275 Also Known as: Little Almes Cliffe Little Almias Cliff Crag Getting Here Coming from Harrogate, take the B6162 and B6161 road to Beckwithshaw, through the village and, 4-500 yards on, turn … Continue reading

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Little Almscliffe, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 23242 52260 Also Known as: Carving no.555 (Boughey & Vickerman) Little Almias Cliff Crag Archaeology & History When the great northern antiquarian William Grainge (1871) wrote of this place, he told that, “the top … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Airth, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 89801 86524 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46862 Lady’s Well Spaw Well Archaeology & History Once to be seen flowing on the south-side of the Pow Burn below Airth Castle, all traces of … Continue reading

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Halo Stone (318), Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 13223 46505 Also Known as: Carving no.154 (Hedges) Carving no.318 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here From Ilkley train station, head up Cow Pasture Road and get to the Cow & Calf Hotel (if … Continue reading

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Hawklemass Well, Whittingham, Northumberland

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NU 0683 1228 Archaeology & History References to this site seem very scarce.  A well is highlighted on the 1866 OS-map of the region close to the spot which D.D. Dixon (1895) said it … Continue reading

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Egg Well, Ashenhurst, Leek, Staffordshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference — SK 005 540 Getting Here Just outside of Leek a right-hand lane leads to the small hamlet of Ashenhurst, turning left pass the gated road and on the right hand side at the next fork … Continue reading

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Lady’s Well, Blythborough, Suffolk

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – TM 450 762 Also Known as: Wishing Well Queen Ann’s Well Lady’s Fountain Getting Here The site is found down Spring Lane at the south end of Henham Park. The current A145 meeting the … Continue reading

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Gorrick’s Spring, Calverton, Buckinghamshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SP 7880 3930 Getting Here Take the Calverton Road out of Stoney Statford, then take the left hand road to Calverton and look for layby on the right near a copse. Archaeology & History … Continue reading

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Backstone Circle, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SE 12605 46130 Getting Here There are many routes to get here, but this is the one I usually take. From Cow & Calf Rocks, walk up the steep hillside onto the first moorland … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Watnall, Nottinghamshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 499 456 Getting Here A stone’s throw from Ikea and found off the B600 main road.  Travelling to Greasley from Watnall, take first turning on the left after Royal Oak Wood.  Travel up Trough … Continue reading

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