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Flat Howe (1), Sleights Moor, Sleights, North Yorkshire

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – NZ 85483 04866 Also Known as: Flat Howe (north) Getting Here Along the A169 road that runs may miles from Whitby to Pickering, as you go through the small town of Sleights, the road gets … 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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St. Michael’s Well, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2618 7353 Also Known as: Canmore ID 75958 Silver Well Archaeology & History This ‘holy well of the dragon-slayer’ could once be found close to where old Cowgate meets St Mary’s Street.  Highlighted … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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Robin Hood & Little John Stones, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Standing Stones (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – NZ 9171 0952 Also Known as: Robin Hood’s Pillars Archaeology & History References to these old standing stones are scarce—at least in archaeology books anyway.  Even the usually diligent masters of Burl (1993) … Continue reading

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Giant’s Stone, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NT 0953 2398 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48527 Menzion Farm Getting Here Take the long long A701 road betwixt Moffat and Penicuik, and in the middle, somewhere, keeps your eyes attentive to the … Continue reading

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Giant’s Grave, Tweedsmuir, Peeblesshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 0925 2410 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48535 Archaeology & History Marked on the 1865 OS-map as a “tumulus”, it was destroyed by some idiot in 1818 due to some basic lacking; but … Continue reading

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Duncroisk 2, Glen Lochay, Killin, Perthshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 53134 35850 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24169 Duncroisk 3 (Canmore) Getting Here Troublesome to get to unless you’re reasonably fit.  Probably the easiest route is to get to the Duncroisk 3 cup-and-ring … Continue reading

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St Austin’s Stone, High Hunsley, East Yorkshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – SE 93360 34443 Also known as: St. Augustine’s Stone St Austin’s Rock Folklore The folklorist John Nicholson (1890) wrote about this “block of natural concrete standing at the head of Drewton Dale, near South … Continue reading

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Old Wife Ridge, Heyshaw Moor, Dacre, North Yorkshire

Sacred Hill:  OS Grid Reference – SE 159 626 Getting Here From the bottom of Pateley Bridge, just out of town take the left turn to Bewerley and go through the village; or from Glasshouses follow the road over the … Continue reading

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