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Devil’s Well, Abernethy, Perthshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NO 19430 14758 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28084 Getting Here From Abernethy village, go west along the A913 road for half-a-mile, then turn left up the long and winding Glenfoot road up the Abernethy … Continue reading

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Blakey Topping, Allerston, North Yorkshire

Sacred Hill:  OS Grid Reference – SE 8731 9377 Getting Here From Pickering, take the A169 towards Whitby. When you get to the Car Park at the ‘Hole-of-Horcum’ – (you can’t miss it), park the car and walk North along the … Continue reading

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Jim Craven’s Well, Thornton, West Yorkshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference — SE 0967 3251? Archaeology & History Another well with considerable supernatural renown was this little-known site near the old village of Thornton, on the western outskirts of Bradford.  We’re not 100% sure about its … Continue reading

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Clach na Foinne, Glen Lochay, Perthshire

Legendary Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 50 38 Also Known as: Clach an Dlogh Wart Stone Archaeology & History There is no written history of this site; only the quiet murmurings of a few locals whose families go back … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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Bogle Bush, Collace, Perthshire

Legendary Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NO 19 32 Also Known as : Bogle Busk Bogle Buss Archaeology & History Perusal of a 25″ OS map of  1867 shows, in almost microscopic lettering, a feature marked ‘Bogle Bush’.  I transferred the … Continue reading

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Witches Stone, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NO 345 392 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31908 Greenfield Knowe Greenford Knowe Sidlaw Hospital Spittal Stones Archaeology & History We have no precise location for this carving, nor several of its petroglyphic relatives … Continue reading

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Fairy Well, Logie, Stirlingshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8135 9804 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47123 Hielantman’s Well Highlandman’s Well Holy Well Getting Here From Stirling, take the A9 to Bridge of Allan, turning right at the roundabout along the A907 for … Continue reading

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Hawklemass Well, Whittingham, Northumberland

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NU 0683 1228 Archaeology & History References to this site seem very scarce.  A well is highlighted on the 1866 OS-map of the region close to the spot which D.D. Dixon (1895) said it … Continue reading

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Holy Well, Longthorpe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid-Reference – TL 1678 9815 Also known as: St. Cloud’s Well Getting Here From Thorpe Green, Longthorpe, then take the Larklands road.  Once a copse of trees appears at the front near a T-junction, the well can … Continue reading

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