St John’s Well, Harpham

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: St John’s Well, Harpham
    According to ‘Yorkshire Legends and Traditions’ by Rev Thomas Parkinson (1888):

    At Harpham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, there is a well dedicated to St. John of Beverley, who is said to have been born in this village, and to have wrought many miracles through the virtue of the waters of this well. It is still believed to possess the power of subduing the wildest and fiercest animals. William of Malmesbury relates that in his time the most rabid bull, when brought to its waters, became quiet as the gentlest lamb