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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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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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St Bertram’s Well, Ilam, Staffordshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Refence — SK 1371  5141 Getting Here The genuine St. Bertram’s well is not easy to find and I recommend using the OS map carefully. It is reached by taking the footpath that leads off at the … Continue reading

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