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St. Peter’s Well, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 308 336 Archaeology & History This is one of three wells that were dedicated to St Peter in the Leeds district.  The first of them, near the city centre, was described by the … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 3060 3373 Archaeology & History Deep in the industrial centre of Leeds, not far from the main bus station, could once be found one of Yorkshire’s many ‘Lady Wells’.  The great historian … Continue reading

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Gray Stone, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SE 28659 34229 Also Known as: Giant’s Stone Getting Here Originally located at SE 28449 34364, the site is now to be found halfway along Westfield Road, where it meets up with Hollis Place, … Continue reading

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Calverley Woods Stone Circle, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference — SE 20 37 Archaeology & History Having lived close to these woods in the past, I have searched extensively for any remains of the stone circle described by a Miss Alice Wells in the very … Continue reading

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Calverley Woods 03, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 20370 37925 Getting Here Mike Short tells: Walk ENE along Thornhill Drive (no vehicular access) to gate across road at the last house on the Drive and continue on for approx 475m where … Continue reading

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West Woods 02, Calverley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 195 373 Getting Here Although now seemingly lost, it’s location is damn close to this: Along the A657 between Greengates and Bradford, where the New Line meets Carr Road, the dirt-track takes you … Continue reading

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Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 309 336 Archaeology & History Absolutely nothing is left of the large series of ancient earthworks that were reported to have existed near the very centre of Leeds by Ralph Thoresby, James Wardell … Continue reading

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Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 302 337 Archaeology & History We don’t know for sure whether the burial site that once stood near Leeds city centre was a cairn, a tumulus, or just a stone-lined cist (stone grave), … Continue reading

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West Woods 01, Calverley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1970 3731 Getting Here On the A657 road, a half-mile past Greengates towards Calverley, just before the road starts going uphill, take the lower dirt-track of Eleanor Drive on your left into Calverley … Continue reading

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Idol Rock, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – SE 282 402 Archaeology & History Difficult to know what to think about this one.  It seems to have been described just once in the latter half of the 19th century by that … Continue reading

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