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Spa Well, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 2049 7524 Also Known as: Spaw Well Well of Spaw Getting Here From the west end of Prince Street in Edinburgh central, take the (A90) Queensferry Road.  Go along here for 2.2 miles (3.5km) where … Continue reading

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Pickel Well, Birstall, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2180 2633 Archaeology & History Seemingly built over in recent years, the Pickel Well was one of the main water supplies to the people of Gomersal and Birstall in earlier times.  Getting its … Continue reading

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Doidy Poidy Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – unknown Archaeology & History This bizarre-sounding well owed its name—if we are to accept H.A. Cadman’s (1930) version of history—to the local land-owner, “Joseph Mortimer and it was so-called because Mortimer’s christian name was … Continue reading

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Moor Lane Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2071 2677 Archaeology & History Not far from the old maypole, the Moor Lane Well was the innocuous-sounding site where legend told that a phantom horse was once seen running up and down … Continue reading

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Mannerly Well, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 2107 2515 Also Known as: Manor Lea Well Archaeology & History Originally called the ‘Manor Lea Well’ because it could be found on the far west of the land belonging to the Manor … Continue reading

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Spring Stone Carving, Middleton Moor, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 11611 51610 Also Known as: Middleton Moor carving 483 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here From Ilkley go up to Middleton and from there go up Harding Lane and, where the road bends left … Continue reading

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St. Lambert’s Well, Burneston, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 3089 8496 Archaeology & History Surveyed by the Ordnance Survey lads in 1853 and subsequently published on the first OS-map of the area three years later, very little seems to be known about … 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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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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Serpent’s Well, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – SP 31 27? Archaeology & History This legendary-sounding spring of water was described in field-name listings from the 1770 Enclosure Acts, but nothing seems to have been written about it since.  To me at least, … Continue reading

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