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Pear Tree Well, Kelvinside, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 56728 67797 Also Known as: Canmore ID 164370 Three Tree Well Archaeology & History The demise of this old healing spring of water occurred a few generations ago by the look of things.  Marked on … Continue reading

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Harlaw Stones, Balerno, Midlothian

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – c. NT 178 655 Archaeology & History We are uncertain about the nature and form of what was once known to be “a group of five standing stones” near the destroyed giant cairn of Harlaw, west … Continue reading

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Tod’s Well, Comiston, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 239 692 Also Known as: Three Foxes Well Archaeology & History A renowned site of once clear running water, the Tod’s Well got its name from being the abode of foxes many centuries ago. … Continue reading

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Manor Farm, Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TL 0849 5985 Also Known as: The Camp Archaeology & History This much disturbed Iron Age ‘hillfort’ is effectively a large enclosure of Iron Age origin, much ruined by farming and subsequent landscape alterations through … Continue reading

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Bell Stane, Queensferry, Midlothian

Legendary Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 1292 7840 Archaeology & History An intriguing site that needs adding to the Northern Antiquarian due to the foraging research of the Edinburgh historian Stuart Harris (1996).  Although the Bell Stane has … Continue reading

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Kirk Stones, Morton Moor, West Yorkshire

Legendary Rocks (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 089 448 Archaeology & History A place-name that is still recognised on modern Ordnance Survey maps, even though the original site giving rise to it was all but destroyed some one hundred-and-fifty … Continue reading

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Machar Stones, Fintry, Stirlingshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 65705 83932 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45311 Waterhead Stones Getting Here Of the 2 ways to reach here: one via the Crow Road, up to Waterhead Farm and then meandering through the forest—we … Continue reading

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Lund Well, Bingley, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 0973 4091 Archaeology & History Once found in a cluster of three little wells all very close to each other near the top of the field where the Crossflatts roundabout joins up … Continue reading

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Ghaist Stane, Fern, Angus

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 4832 6173 Getting Here Whichever route you take to reach this lovely hamlet, hiding away in deep greenery, when you get to the one and only road junction, where it goes downhill (towards … Continue reading

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Orwell, Milnathort, Kinross

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NO 1494 0432 Also Known as: Canmore ID 27912 Mawcloych Getting Here Drive from Milnathort SE down the A911 road towards Balgedie and Scotlandwell.  About a mile out of the village, keep your eyes … Continue reading

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