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Cloven Hoof Well, Shipley Glen, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 12839 39331 Also Known as: Raygate Well Getting Here On the roadside at Shipley Glen, from Brackenhall Circle walk up for about 250 yards, where you’ll notice the land dips as it drops … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Baildon, West Yorkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 1609 3961 Archaeology & History This site is all but unknown to the great majority of folk in Baildon, and even some of the local historians have let it slip from their … Continue reading

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Tumble Beacon, Banstead, Surrey

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – TQ 2432 5902 Archaeology & History This ancient “bowl barrow” as the modern archaeo’s are wont to describe it, is a Bronze Age tumulus that has seen better days.  But at least it’s still there … 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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Mineral Well, Glen Lyon, Perthshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 72110 47768 Also Known as: Iron Well Getting Here From Fortingall village, head west and turn down into the incredible beauty that is Glen Lyon.  As you enter the trees, a half-mile along … Continue reading

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Clochoderick Stone, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

Rocking Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 37363 61280 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42329 Archaeology & History On the outer southern edge of Kilbarchan parish—right near the ancient boundary line itself—this giant stone of the druids is seems to be well-known … Continue reading

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Denoon Law, Glamis, Angus

Hill Fort: OS Grid Reference – NO 35464 44395 Also Known as: Canmore ID 32139 Law of Denoon Getting Here Travelling north through Balkeerie on the Newtyle/Glamis road, turn right onto the Denoon road and follow it to the T-junction.  … Continue reading

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Devil’s Well, Abernethy, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NO 19430 14758 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28084 Getting Here From Abernethy village, go west along the A913 road for half-a-mile, then turn left up the long and winding Glenfoot road up the Abernethy … Continue reading

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Balkello, Tealing, Angus

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 36332 38305 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31871 The Standing Stone of Balkello Getting Here From the little village of Kirkton of Auchterhouse, take the winding road uphill east as if you’re heading to … Continue reading

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Tun Well, Eccleshill, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1822 3593 Also Known as: Tunny Well Archaeology & History First mentioned in local history accounts from 1618—as the Tunwells—it was highlighted on the first OS-map of Eccleshill in 1851.  Located on the aptly-named … Continue reading

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