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Cloven Hoof Well, Shipley Glen, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 12839 39331 Also Known as: Raygate Well Getting Here On the roadside at Shipley Glen, from Brackenhall Circle walk up for about 250 yards, where you’ll notice the land dips as it drops … Continue reading

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Tumble Beacon, Banstead, Surrey

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – TQ 2432 5902 Archaeology & History This ancient “bowl barrow” as the modern archaeo’s are wont to describe it, is a Bronze Age tumulus that has seen better days.  But at least it’s still there … Continue reading

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Bedford Hill, Tooting, Surrey

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 288 726 Archaeology & History This long lost prehistoric tomb is one of many that has fallen under the destructive hammer of the christian Industrialists in this part of the country.  Located somewhere … Continue reading

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Longbarrow Field, Timble, North Yorkshire

Cairn (lost):  OS Grid Reference — SE 18 53 Archaeology & History Described in the Field Lore of Timble village by William Grainge (1895) are the names and short histories of some of the local place-names—with this in particular standing … Continue reading

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Tods Stone, Monifieth, Angus

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 486 339? Archaeology & History The only reference I can find about this site is in A.J. Warden’s (1880) massive survey of the county of Angus—previously called ‘Forfarshire’—where, in his discussion of … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Airth, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 89801 86524 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46862 Lady’s Well Spaw Well Archaeology & History Once to be seen flowing on the south-side of the Pow Burn below Airth Castle, all traces of … Continue reading

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Swithins Well, Rothwell, West Yorkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 3442 2686 Also Known as: St. Swithin’s Well Archaeology & History Highlighted in the fields on the south-side of Rothwell village on the 1854 OS-map, Swithin’s Well was, according to historian Andrea Smith … Continue reading

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Gilfeilzie Well, Alyth, Perthshire

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 2675 5071 Also Known as: Well of Gilfeilzie Archaeology & History Long lost, this was a sacred well whose history has all but fallen away.  Were it not for the historian James … Continue reading

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Staniston Hill, Stainburn, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2522 5010 Archaeology & History This long-lost standing stone gave its name to the small hill between the geological giants of Little Almscliffe and Almscliffe Crags, ‘Staniston Hill.’  Described as early as the 13th … Continue reading

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Cockplay Well, Auchinloch, Lanarkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 6438 6962 Archaeology & History The name of this site alone insisted that I bring it to people’s attention!  If it was a healing well relating to its name, I wonder what it was … Continue reading

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