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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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Airthrey Mineral Wells, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire

Healing Wells:  OS Grid Reference – NS 79504 97686 Also Known as: Airthrey Spa Airthrey Springs Bridge of Allan Spa Canmore ID 317260 Getting Here The old well-house is accessed easily.  From the main road of Henderson Street (or A9), that … Continue reading

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Mineral Well, Dollar, Clackmannanshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 9855 9804 Also Known as: Dollar Chalybeate Spring Dollar Spa Vicar’s Bridge Spa Archaeology & History Somewhere hiding away above the north-side of the River Devon, just above the Vicar’s Bridge, a little-known healing … Continue reading

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St. Bernard’s Well, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 24452 74250 Also Known as: Canmore ID 52586 Getting Here So you’re in Edinburgh.  Get to the west-end of Princes Street (nearest the castle), and where there’s the curious mess of 6 roads nearly … Continue reading

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Wanstead Spa, Redbridge, London, Essex

Healing Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – TQ 40 87 Also Known as: Wanstead Spring Archaeology & History The exact location of this site remains a mystery.  Addison (1951) mentions it as being “close to the Blake Hall Road” where … Continue reading

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Birley Spa, Birley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 4090 8361 Getting Here Birley Spa is now open for special events and the first Saturday in the summer months; however it is best to check that the site is open as it is open … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Humphrey Head, Allithwaite, Cumbria

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 389 739 Getting Here To get here you have to travel right to the end of the road, then walk a short distance until you hit the horrible coastal waters where there’s a … Continue reading

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Heber’s Ghyll Chalybeate, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0988 4692 Getting Here Walk from Ilkley up the Wells Roads as if you’re going to the White Wells, but keep following the road along, keeping to the moorside (don’t go up Panorama … Continue reading

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True Well, Oakworth, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0272 4017 Getting Here Take the Oakworth Road outta Keighley, turning right after a quarter-mile up Fell Lane.  Go all the way up the very end (a mile or so), turning right at … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Hildenley, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 7408 7106 Archaeology & History Found to the southwest edge of Hildenley Wood, on the west side of the track between Malton and Coneythorpe Road, the waters from the initial source of the … Continue reading

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