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54 55 GAzETTEER Of SElECTED hOly WEllS WITh OS MAP REFERENCES AND PAGE NUMBERS OF SITES MENTIONED OR ILLUSTRATED IN ThE TEXT England Bedfordshire Holy Well, Stevington TL991536 Near to church. Berkshire St Anns Well, Caversham, Reading. At the top of Priest Hill. Buckinghamshire Schorne Well, North Marston SP777226 In centre of village, named after rector Dr John Schorne, who is famed for capturing the devil in a boot. camBridgeshire Holy Well, Holywell, St Ives TL336707 Behind church. cheshire St Oswalds Well, Winwick, Warrington p.25 SJ958942 Overgrown in field of Woodhead Farm, Hermitage Green. St Plegmunds Well, Plemstall, Mickle Trafford p.25. At left side of road on the way to St Peters Church. Dry, but decorated. Wizards Well, Alderley Edge p.25, 26 SJ858778 Off Alderley Edge to Macclesfield road, follow pathway marked to the Edge, turn left at the end. cornwall Alsia Well, St Buryan p.8 SW393251 Natural spring found tucked in a hollow, across a field. Chapel Euny Well, Sancreed p.8 SW399288 Near prehistoric village of Carn Euny. Giants Well, St Michaels Mount p.6 SW515298 Also known as Jack the Giant Killers Well, now covered. Dupath Well, Callington SX374693 Largest well house in Cornwall, of stone and granite. Madron Well, Madron p.2, 5, 6 SW445327 Ruined baptistry, well and rag bush. Nanceglos Well, West Penrith p.6 SW452313 Situated near entrance to Trengwainton Gardens, in recess in wall. Sancreed Well, Sancreed p.6. SW418293 Follow footpath opposite the church and descend steps to well. St Ambruscas Well St Ambrews, Crantock p.i SW789607 In hedge, kept locked, with carved face on door, exact replica of the original. St Cleers Well, St Cleer p.5 SX249683 Enclosed in chapel, by Celtic Cross. Used as a bowsening pool to cure madness. St Clethers Well, St Clether SX203847 Largest well chapel in Cornwall, restored late nineteenth century. Water flows through the chapel. St Levans Well, Porthcurno p.7, 8 SW381219 On cliff, overlooking bay. In ruins. St Nonnas Well, Altarnun SX226816 In field below village, was used as a bowsening pool to cure madness. cumBria St Cuthberts Well, Edenhall p.30 NY564321 In field overlooked by church, overgrown and inaccessible on private land. The Luck of Edenhall is on show in the VA, London, glass gallery, no. 131. St Helens Well, Great Ashby p.30 NY682132 A baptismal and pilgrimage well in fair condition. St Mungos Well, Caldbeck NY325398 Behind St Kentigerns church, by river. St Oswalds Well, Kirkoswald p.30, 31 NY555408 Beside church. St Patricks Well, Aspatria p.30 NY147418 Beneath church. St Patricks Well, Patterdale p.30 NY388166 Abandoned well house beside the main road, at head of Ullswater. derByshire Sheepwash Well, and pumps beside road at AshfordintheWater p.32. Peat Well 293579, Bath House Spring 218686 both in Bakewell. Mompessons Well, Eyam p.32 SK222772 north of village, used as an exchange point for food and money at the time of the Great Plague. St Anns Well, Buxton p.32, 33, 34 057735 Well building occasionally accessible at the bottom of the Slopes, and outdoor fountain nearby. Thermal springs at Stoney Middleton p.32 232756. Coffin Well p.35 177522, Hall Well 176523, Hands Well 178523, Town Well 175524, Yew Tree Well 174525 and the Childrens Well all around Tissington p.32, 34. devon St Martins Well, Cathedral Close, Exeter. Roman well. St Nectans Well, Stoke, nr. Hartland SS236247 Off main street, stone building. St Nectans Well, Welcombe SS228184 Near church. dorset Holy Well, Holwell, nr Sherborne ST699121 Near to St Lawrences church. St Augustines Well, Cerne Abbas p.10, 11 ST665016 Near the abbey. St Candidas Well St Wites, Morcombelake p.2, 10. On Chardown Hill, one mile south of the church of St Candida and Holy Cross at Whitchurch Canonicorum, now decayed and rises in a stone cattle trough. Wishing Well, Upwey p.10 SY661852 Near church. gloucestershire Cheltenham. Spa town p.24. Ladys Well, Hempstead p.18 SO815173 Near to the church of St Swithun. St Anthonys Well, near Micheldean p.18. Follow the Flaxley Brook to its source. Seven Wells, Bisley p.18, 19 SO903059 Attractive well house below church, and see also the unusual well cross in the churchyard, known as the Bonehouse. hereford and worcester Droitwich. Spa town, with modern Brine Bath open to the public. Holy Well, Malvern Wells p.22, 23, 24 SO770423 Unusual building. St Anns Well, Great Malvern p.22 SO772458 Steep climb from Great Malvern. St Ethelberts Well, Hereford p.22. Near entrance to Castle Green. St Ethelberts Well, Marden p.22 SO512471 Covered well inside church. St Kenelms Well, Romsley, Clent Hills p.22 SO945808 Near church. humBerside St Johns Well, Harpham TA095617 Just outside village, follow land east from Crossgates. isle of man St Maugholds Well, Maughold Head. Half a mile from village of Maughold. The spring rose where the saints horse landed. kent Royal Tunbridge Wells. Spa town p.24. St Ediths Well, Kemsing, near Sevenoakes. In centre of village, once situated in the gardens of a convent. lancashire St Patricks Well, Heysham p.iii, 28. Near entrance to St Peters church, set in wall, now dry. Hicbibi Well, Coppull p.28. Follow footpath at the end of Hicbibi Lane. A sign marks the well. Ladyewell, Fernyhalgh, near Broughton p.28, 29 SD555340 Not marked on map, but worth the search. Peg o Nells Well, Bungerley Bridge, near Clitheroe p.2. In grounds of Waddow Hall. St Michaels Well, BoltonleSands p.iv, 28. In St Michaels Lane, a clear, bubbling spring. Standish Well, Standish p.28. By church. Restored, but dry. london St Marys Well, Willesden p.40. Rising in pump inside parish church. See also the pilgrimage statue of the Black Virgin p.41. Well Walk, Hampstead p.40. Nineteenth century fountain situated on the site of the famous Hampstead Spa. norfolk Holy Well, Anglican Shrine, Little Walsingham. In centre of village. Holy Wells, Little Walsingham p.38, 39. In centre of village in the abbey grounds. St Walstans Well, Bawburgh p.38. In farmyard near church, looks like a story book well but was once a great pilgrimage site. St Withburgas Well, East Dereham p.38 TF986134 In churchyard of St Nicholas church. northamptonshire Beckets Well, Northampton SP761602 On Bedford Road. northumBerland Coventinas Well, Carrawburgh p.1. Roman temple complex. Ladys Well, Holystone NT953029 To the north of village. St Cuthberts Well, Bellingham NY837833 Outside churchyard. nottinghamshire Holy Well, Watnall 499456 Eight miles NW of Nottingham. St Catherines Well,
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