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St. Helen’s Well, Thorpe Hesley, South Yorkshire

Holy Well (lost): OS Grid Reference – SD 370 960 Archaeology & History In Rob Wilson’s (1991) study on the saints and wells of South Yorkshire, he mentions this site which, it would seem, may have been lost to history.  … Continue reading

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St Helen’s Well, Hemswell, Lincolnshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SK 932 911 Also Known as: Seven Springs Getting Here From the village lane at the east end of Brook Street, take the footpath through the first gate and then over the stile into the … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Eshton, North Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 93096 56992 Also Known as: Helen’s Well Getting Here On the A65 road from Skipton to Gargrave, just at the eastern end of Gargrave, take the small Eshton Road running north over the … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Thorp Arch, West Yorkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SE 451 458 Getting Here The well is all dried up today, but its remains are about 200 yards north of the river Wharfe. Sam Brewster (1980) told the easiest way to find it: … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Well, Sefton, Lancashire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference — SD 3544 0128 Getting Here It is best to start at the Punch Bowl Inn car park, Sefton, then travel a short distance along Lunt Road by St Helen’s church. A footpath/lane is reached … 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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St. Helen’s Well, Colne, Lancashire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – SD 890 397 Getting Here This site can be reached with relative ease from Colne’s train station by crossing the road and going up Bridge Street, turning immediately left along Shaw Street for several … Continue reading

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St. Helen’s Wells, Whittle-le-Woods, Lancashire

Holy Wells:  OS Grid Reference – SD 5856 2242 Getting Here Destroyed when the M6 motorway was built – but if you’re a really fanatic and wanna see the setting, simply get to the bridge that crosses the M61 north … Continue reading

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