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Our Lady’s Well, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 7932 9454  Also Known as: Whiskey Well Whusky Well Archaeology & History Once found beneath the northern foot of Gowan Hill, below the old hillfort and close to Stirling’s famous castle, the … Continue reading

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Chapel Well, Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7781 9251 Also Known as: Bruce’s Well Canmore ID 46248 Christ’s Well Getting Here Along the Main Street in Cambusbarron, walk down Mill Hill for a hundred yards or so, to The Brae.  Just … Continue reading

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Christ’s Well, Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 72919 98903 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46067 Fountain Head Getting Here Along the A84 Stirling-Doune road, watch out for the minor Cuthill Brae road to the caravan park. Go past the caravan place … Continue reading

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Witches’ Stone, Ratho, Midlothian

Cup-Marked Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 1273 6973 Also Known as: Canmore ID 50366 Witch’s Stone Archaeology & History This fascinating looking carving (in my personal Top 10 of all-time favourites cup-and-rings in the UK!) was unfortunately destroyed sometime … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Eshton, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 93096 56992 Also Known as: Helen’s Well Getting Here On the A65 road from Skipton to Gargrave, just at the eastern end of Gargrave, take the small Eshton Road running north over the … Continue reading

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Benson Cursus, Benson, Oxfordshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 624 910 to SU 629 919 Also Known as: Crowmarsh Cursus Archaeology & History Any remains of this once sacred site are now beneath the airport between Benson and Ewelme, a couple of … Continue reading

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Lesser Cursus, Larkhill, Wiltshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 105 435 Also Known as: Small Cursus Stonehenge Smaller Cursus Archaeology & History Just like its much larger companion, the Stonehenge Cursus earthwork a short distance to the south, this Lesser or Small … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Cursus, Wiltshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SU 1094 4292 to SU 1370 4319 Also Known as: The Cursus The Greater Cursus, Stonehenge Archaeology & History Not far south of the smaller Lesser Cursus monument, this huge linear earthwork was the very … Continue reading

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Thornborough Cursus, North Yorkshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SE 285 794 Archaeology & History In the midst of the great henge monuments at Thornborough — specifically, the central henge — archaeologist Ian Longworth (1965) said there “was built …a still earlier structure … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle Cursus, Aberllynfi, Breconshire

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SO 162 376 Archaeology & History It seems that very little remains of this site, and there is some doubt over its authenticity.  Described in Alex Gibson’s (1999b) essay on the cursus monuments of … Continue reading

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