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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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Barrow Well, Compton Martin, Somerset

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – ST 537 573 Archaeology & History This rather delapidated spring of water (there are actually two springs here) marks the western edge of the parish boundary, just on the south-side of the A368 road … Continue reading

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Haworth Moor Spa Wells, West Yorkshire

Healing Wells:  OS Grid Reference – SE 0041 3513 Getting Here Go through Haworth and head for the well-known Penistone Hill country park.  On the far western side of the hill up near the top of Moorside Lane, there’s a … Continue reading

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Jennet’s Well, Keighley, West Yorkshire

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – SE 0461 4180 Also known as: St. Jennet’s Well Jennet Well Getting Here Pretty easy really. From the town centre, head up the B6143 Oakworth Road for barely 100 yards then turn right up the … Continue reading

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Big Rock, Fenny Shaw, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 11203 43517 Also Known as: Carving no.95 (Hedges) Carving no.108 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here The best and easist way to get here is to drive west past Dick Hudson’s pub along the … Continue reading

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White Wells, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 1181 4677 Also Known as: Ilkley Spaw Mountain Spa Spa Well Getting Here This place is one of the first things you see when roving the northern edge of Ilkley Moor.  Tis the … Continue reading

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Tobar na Gaoithe Tuath, Iona, Argyll

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NM 275 252 Also Known as: Well of the North Wind Folklore A sacred well site that appears to have gone missing sometime in the 20th century — as has its compatriot, the Well of … Continue reading

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St. Osyth’s Well, St. Osyth, Essex

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – TM 116 166 Archaeology & History This spring of water is in the edge of Nun’s Wood on the north side of the Dolphin Pond pool and is covered by a small stone building, … Continue reading

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Holy Well of Isle Maree, Loch Maree, Ross & Cromarty

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NG 9310 7236 Also known as: St. Maelrubha’s Well Mourie Getting Here We were up here again in July 2009, but I’ve still not been across onto the island itself — just stared from the … Continue reading

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