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Of Stone Circles, Chambered Tombs, Prehistoric Rock Art, Cursus Monuments, Holy Wells

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:31:05 +0000


Clach na Foinne, Glen Lochay, Perthshiremegalithix

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:58:28 +0000

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 (image)

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Bury Lane (east), East Morton, West Yorkshiremegalithix

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 11:02:03 +0000

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 09373 42410 Also Known as: Carving 51 (Hedges) Carving 91 (Boughey & Vickerman) Getting Here From the expanding village of East Morton, by the school at the west-end of the village, walk up the … Continue reading (image)

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Vauxhall Well, Lambeth, London, Surreymegalithix

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:16:45 +0000

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference — TQ 3006 7734 Archaeology & History In Thomas Allen’s (1827) huge survey of Lambeth parish, he told that there was little of any interest along Wandsworth Road, apart from a good orchard, “and a … Continue reading (image)

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Stratford St. Mary Cursus, Suffolkmegalithix

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:18:40 +0000

Cursus Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0486 3433 Archaeology & History This short and dead straight cursus monument was first described in John Hedges’ (1981) survey, and later mentioned in Harding & Lee’s (1987) corpus on British henges as … Continue reading (image)

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Holy Well, Didsbury, Manchester, Lancashiremegalithix

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:00:42 +0000

Holy Well (destroyed?):  OS Grid Reference — SJ 8464 9036 Archaeology & History In Henry Taylor’s gigantic survey on the Ancient Crosses and Holy Wells of Lancashire (1906), he told that “records of the existence of holy wells in this (district) are scanty in … Continue reading (image)

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Moirlanich (1), Killin, Perthshiremegalithix

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:12:17 +0000

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 56404 34148 Getting Here Take the same directions as if you’re going to the nearby Moirlanich 2 Carving (about 550 yards down Glen Lochay, on the north side of Killin). In the same field, … Continue reading (image)

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Moirlanich (2), Killin, Perthshiremegalithix

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:03:14 +0000

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 56522 34078 Getting Here From Killin, take the A827 road out of the north side of the village, turning left down Glen Lochay just before the Bridge of Lochay Hotel.  500 yards along the … Continue reading (image)

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St. Michael’s Well, Edinburgh, Midlothianmegalithix

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:18:30 +0000

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2618 7353 Also Known as: Canmore ID 75958 Silver Well Archaeology & History This ‘holy well of the dragon-slayer’ could once be found close to where old Cowgate meets St Mary’s Street.  Highlighted … Continue reading (image)

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Gatepost Stone, Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshiremegalithix

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:00:41 +0000

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SE 09497 46961 Getting Here From Ilkley, follow the same directions as if you’re going up to the superb Swastika Stone.  Keep walking on the footpath, west, for 65 yards (59m), then walk into the … Continue reading (image)

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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshiremegalithix

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:13:15 +0000

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 (image)

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