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Holy Well, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashire

Holy Well (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference — SJ 8464 9036 Archaeology & History In Henry Taylor’s gigantic survey on the Ancient Crosses and Holy Wells of Lancashire (1906), he told that “records of the existence of holy wells in this (district) are scanty in … Continue reading

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Werneth Low, Hyde, Lancashire

Settlement (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SJ 959 928 Archaeology & History Known by this name – Werneth – since at least the 12th century, place-name masters Ekwall, Smith and others have tended to think the place derives from a … Continue reading

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Buckton Castle, Mossley, Lancashire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SD 9892 0161 Archaeology & History This giant site—deemed as Iron Age by some and medieval by others—is on the verge of complete destruction as the adjacent quarrying company cuts closer and further into the … Continue reading

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