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Robin Hood’s Well, Higham, Lancashire

Sacred Well: OS Grid Reference – SD 81755 35151 Archaeology & History On the north-side of the River Calder, a short distance above the riverbank below Pendle Hall—as shown on the earliest OS-map of the area, but without a name—the local … Continue reading

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Spurn Clough, Fence, Higham, Lancashire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SD 8249 3685 Archaeology & History Following a request to see if anyone could locate a lost standing stone in Fence (in the Forest of Pendle) not far from my home, I took up … Continue reading

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Over Glenny (04), Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone: OS Grid Reference — NN 56991 02834 Also Known as: Canmore ID 352014 Getting Here Along the A81 road from Port of Menteith to Aberfoyle, watch out for the small road in the trees running at an angle sharply … Continue reading

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Over Glenny (05), Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid — NN 56993 02835 Getting Here Along the A81 road from Port of Menteith to Aberfoyle, watch out for the small road in the trees running at an angle sharply uphill, nearly opposite Portend, up to Coldon … Continue reading

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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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Carleatheran, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NS 68789 91880 Also Known as: Caerlatheran Canmore ID 45381 Getting Here The quickest way here is still a long one.  From Gargunnock village, take the road west towards the A811, turning left just before the bend … Continue reading

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Dun Riaskidh, Torrisdale Bay, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 68763 61406 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5775 Dun Richard Getting Here Along the A836 road between Bettyhill and Tongue, keep your eyes peeled for the turning down to Borgie and Skerray.  Go along here … Continue reading

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Borgie Farmhouse, Tongue, Sutherland

Broch (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NC 675 594 Archaeology & History A singular reference to this site appears in James Horsburgh’s (1870) early article on the prehistoric remains of Sutherland.  It seems he was on an early road-trip (or dirt-track-trip … Continue reading

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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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Leachd Nam Braoileag, Dull, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 7526 5531 Also Known as: Canmore ID 25049 Archaeology & History If you take the path up to Schiehallion (the great hill of the faeries) from the car park near the Braes of Foss, just … Continue reading

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