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St. Helen’s Well, Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire

Holy Well (lost): OS Grid Reference – SD 370 960 Archaeology & History In Rob Wilson’s (1991) study on the saints and wells of South Yorkshire, he mentions this site which, it would seem, may have been lost to history.  … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Well, Wallingwells, Nottinghamshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 572 840 Archaeology & History First mentioned in Pipe Rolls and referred to by the founder of Wallingwells Benedictine Priory (founded around 1150 CE) as ‘juxta fonts et rivum fontium’, the site Wallingwell … Continue reading

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St Helen’s Well, Hemswell, Lincolnshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 932 911 Also Known as: Seven Springs Getting Here From the village lane at the east end of Brook Street, take the footpath through the first gate and then over the stile into the … Continue reading

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St. Canna’s Stone, Llangan, Carmarthenshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SN 1770 1874 Also Known as: Chair of St. Canna St Canna’s Chair Archaeology & History This once important healing stone that was moved a short distance (from grid reference SN 1775 1875 to SN … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Eshton, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 93096 56992 Also Known as: Helen’s Well Getting Here On the A65 road from Skipton to Gargrave, just at the eastern end of Gargrave, take the small Eshton Road running north over the … Continue reading

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St. Peter’s Cross, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Cross:  OS Grid Reference – SJ 879 452 Getting Here From the centre of Stoke head west onto Glebe Street and just a couple of hundred yards or so south of the town hall is the minster church of St … Continue reading

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Peg o’ Nell’s Well, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 7355 4257 Also Known as: St. Margaret’s Well Getting Here The well is located in the grounds of Waddow Hall close by Brungerley Bridge, near Waddington, in the Ribble Valley. The hall is … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Well, Fernyhalgh, Preston, Lancashire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 555 335 Getting Here The well can be reached along a narrow country lane to the east of the A6 road, some 3-4 miles north of Preston. Fernyhalgh is a tiny hamlet between … Continue reading

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