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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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St. Bride’s Well, London, Middlesex

Holy Well (covered):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 3157 8111 Archaeology & History Close to the centre of that corporate money-laundering place of homo-profanus that is the City of London, was once a site that represents the antithesis of what … Continue reading

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Warlocks’ Tomb, Muckhart, Clackmannanshire

Tomb/s (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9928 9865 Archaeology & History A fascinating site that was described in Johnston & Tullis (2003) local history work on the parish of Muckhart. Amidst an area bedevilled with faerie, boggarts, ghosts and historical … Continue reading

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Colpy, Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire

Stone Circle (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – NJ 6411 3261 Also Known as: Canmore ID 18272 Archaeology & History Just like the stone circle a half-mile east at Kirkton of Culsalmond, nothing now remains of this megalithic ring.  It was first … Continue reading

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The Maypole Tree, Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire

Maypole & Ritual Tree (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TL 18831 62757 Getting Here The road layout of the village has changed since the destruction of the Tree, but its approximate position was on the north side of the present High … Continue reading

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Beltane Well, Kenmore, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 7867 4725 Also Known as: An Tobar Holy Well of Inchadney Getting Here From Kenmore village on the north-side of the river, over the bridge, take the small road on your right towards … Continue reading

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Witch Tree, Aberuthven, Perthshire

Sacred Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NN 9621 1587 Getting Here Just off the A9 between Stirling and Perth is Aberuthven village.  Down the Main Street and just south of the village, turn west along Mennieburn Road.  A half-mile on, … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Well, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 7932 9454  Also Known as: Whiskey Well Whusky Well Archaeology & History Once found beneath the northern foot of Gowan Hill, below the old hillfort and close to Stirling’s famous castle, the … Continue reading

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Chapel Well, Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7781 9251 Also Known as: Bruce’s Well Canmore ID 46248 Christ’s Well Getting Here Along the Main Street in Cambusbarron, walk down Mill Hill for a hundred yards or so, to The Brae.  Just … Continue reading

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