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St. Maha’s Well, Buchanan, Stirlingshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 4573 9180 Also Known as: Canmore ID 43475 Saintmaha Well Getting Here Bittova walk to reach this one.  From The Square in Drymen village, take the long Old Gartmore Road north for 1.4 miles … Continue reading

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St. Peter’s Well, York Minster, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 6038 5219 Also Known as: Holy Well, York Minster Archaeology & History For people who like to visit the sacred sites that determined a cross-over from Earth-based animism to one which ceased sanctifying … Continue reading

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St. Anne’s Well, Strathaven, Lanarkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7039 4438 Archaeology & History Long since lost it would seem, in a search for this legendary site over the weekend with Gordon, Aisha and Lara, I’m still not certain of the actual status … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 60376 65323 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45037 Getting Here Get yourself to Glasgow Cathedral—wherein you’ll find St. Mungo’s Well—and walk down John Know Street.  A coupla hundred yards down, across the road … Continue reading

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St. Ninian’s Well, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 79690 93012 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46210 St. Ringan’s Well Getting Here A short distance south out of Stirling town centre, along Port Street where it meets with Ninian’s Road, walk across at … 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 John’s Well, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid-Reference — SK 353 783 Getting Here In Dronfield, St. John’s Well is to be found off Church street in the Forge in the courtyard adjacent to the glass roofed atrium on the left hand side. Archaeology & … Continue reading

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Single Well, Ifield, Gravesend, Kent

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 6538 7081 Also Known as: St. Thomas’ Well Shingle Well Archaeology & History Sadly the site is gone no longer in existence it was in the roadway along the Roman Watling Street, … Continue reading

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St. Mungo’s Well, Gleneagles, Perthshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 9376 0719 Also Known as: Canmore ID 25905 Getting Here The best way here is to walk a mile to find it.  All the way up the road from Gleneagles Standing Stones to … Continue reading

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