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Old Wife’s Stone, Batley, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone? (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2428 2329 Archaeology & History My first hint at the existence of this once valuable archaeological relic came as a result of me seeking out the history and folklore of some hitherto … Continue reading

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St. John’s Well, Isle of May, Fife

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 65858 99107 Also Known as: Pump Well Archaeology & History This seems to be the only ‘St John’ dedication on the Isle of May: a small island littered with more saint’s names, seemingly, … Continue reading

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Clachan Aoraidh, Balquhidder, Perthshire

Stone Circle (ruins):  OS Grid Reference – NN 5389 2076 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24151 Worshipping Stones Getting Here Along the A84 road betweeen Callander and Lochearnhead, take the small road west when you reach Balquhidder Station, towards Balquhidder village.  Go … 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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St. Constantine’s Well, Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference – NS 553 658 Archaeology & History This is the conjectural title conferred by T.C.F. Brotchie (1920) upon a Well uncovered during construction of the Pearce Institute in Govan in 1908.  It was certainly … Continue reading

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St. Mark’s Well, Easterhouse, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 667 653 Archaeology & History Information on this long forgotten holy well that once flowed a few miles east of Glasgow city centre, beneath what is now Wellhouse estate, is all but … Continue reading

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Kirkton of Culsalmond, Aberdeenshire

Stone Circle (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – NJ 6503 3293 Also Known as: Canmore ID 18243 Archaeology & History After standing at the same spot for 3000 years or more, near the beginning of the 19th century this stone circle was destroyed by the self-righteous … Continue reading

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Maypole, Hemswell, Lincolnshire

Maypole: OS Grid Reference – SK 92954 90947 Also Known as: English Heritage ID: 196736 Getting Here In Hemswell Village at the junction of Church Street and Maypole Street. History & Archeaology According to a 2010 report in the Scunthorpe … Continue reading

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The Maypole, Alconbury, Huntingdonshire

Maypole (removed):  OS Reference Number – TL 18554 75972 Getting Here Maypole Square forms the junction of High Street, Church Way and Chapel Street in the centre of the village. Archaeology & History The Alconbury Maypole had passed out of living … 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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