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Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh

Ancient & Holy Wells of Edinburgh by Paul Bennett Northern Antiquarian: Alva 2017.  Kindle edition – 123 pages.  Price – £3.99 This is the first detailed guide ever written on the holy wells and healing springs in and around the … Continue reading

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Stone of Mannan, Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire

Legendary Stone:  OD Grid Reference – NS 91114 91891 Also Known as: Canmore ID 48321 Clackmannan Stone King Robert’s Stone Getting Here Take the A907 road between Alloa and Kincardine, and up the B910 into Clackmannan.  To get into the village, … 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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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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Fingal’s Cauldron Seat, Machrie Moor, Kilmory, Arran

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NR 90878 32353 Also Known as: Canmore ID 39705 Machrie Moor 5 Moss Farm Stone Circle Suidhe Coire Fhionn Tormore Stones Getting Here By whichever way you come (be it from Brodick on the … Continue reading

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Fairy Well, Preesall, Overwyre, Lancashire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 36711 47562 Getting Here The 6″ OS map of 1913 has a ‘Fairy Well’ marked on the northern edge of Preesall Hill.  Travelling north through the village on the B5377, the Hill is … Continue reading

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Bull Spring, Staining, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 35569 36707 Getting Here To get here, leave Staining village along Mill Lane, turning right at the windmill along Smithy Lane.  Walk along Smithy Lane, then 2-300 yards past a derelict piggery on … Continue reading

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Fairy Well, Staining, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 34908 37119 Also Known as: Wrangdom Well Getting Here One and a half centuries of neglect have not been kind to the Wrangdomwell, which is now in the middle of a large area … Continue reading

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Witches Stone, Monzie, Crieff, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 87980 24321 Also Known as: Canmore ID 25448 Kor Stone Getting Here Along the A822 road past Crieff and then Gilmerton, shortly past here is a small road to Monzie and the Glenturret … Continue reading

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Lady’s Well, Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 91105 97510 Also Known as: Our Lady’s Well Getting Here From the main road running through the town, head west towards Alva, and where the golf course begins, take the footpath uphill at … Continue reading

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