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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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Tobar na Cailleach, Keith, Banffshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NJ 42659 47528  Also Known as: Cailleach Well Tobar Chailleach Well of the Cailleach Folklore Described on the earliest OS-map of the region as Taber Chalaich, this great “well of the old woman, or … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 295 329 Archaeology & History In the Holbeck area of Leeds, one of the three spa wells was previously patronised to this mythical saint, whose wells profuse in this part of the … Continue reading

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