Category: Ancient Sites

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Wallace’s Heel Well, Ayr

Wallace’s Heel is a natural spring on the banks of the river Ayr associated with the legendary exploits of William Wallace. Many of the stories surrounding William Wallace originate from a poet/minstrel known as...

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Lady Well (Our Lady’s Well), Speen

‘A WELL about 200 yards above the church, on the side of a steep hill, is remarkable for a fine and distinct echo. It is called “Our Lady’s Well,” most probably in reference to...

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Our Lady Well, Woolpit

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893), ‘Near the church is the famous well of “Our Lady,” to which pilgrimages were wont to be made...

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St Catharine’s Well, Eskdale

‘At the head of the charming valley of Eskdale stands the interesting little church dedicated to St. Catharine. Just outside the churchyard wall is St. Catharine’s Well. In olden times, on the feast-day of...

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St Andrew’s Well, Kirkandrews-upon-Eden

‘Only one well has been discovered dedicated to St. Andrew in the county, which is situated in the churchyard of Kirkandrews-on-Eden, and is not affected by the most intense frost or the longest drought....

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Mockerkin Tarn

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893),’ A small town on the left-hand side of the road leading from Cockermouth to Egremont, and near the...

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Sudbury Holy Well

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893),’About half a mile from the town is a spring of exceedingly pure water, which is supposed to possess...

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Bishops Well, Aspatria

There was formerly a well in the glebe field near the church, by some called the Bishop’s Well. [The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893)]

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Basket Wells

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893), ‘The parvise over the porch of St. Margaret’s Church is known as the “Maids’ Chamber,” in consequence of...

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Dalston Holy Well

According to The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England by Robert Charles Hope (1893),’The Holy Well near Dalston is very interesting, and had some connection with Carlisle. It is situated in the...