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    cropredy

    Join date : 2009-02-02

    Boston Spa

    Post  cropredy on Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:59 am

    I have used the search function to see if any information exists about a site at Boston spa near the wharfe, I can't find any?
    Three stones in particuler found face down with ditchs etc.
    Kevin
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Boston Spa

    Post  Paulus on Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:24 pm

    Hi Kev -

    cropredy wrote:I have used the search function to see if any information exists about a site at Boston spa near the wharfe, I can't find any?
    Three stones in particuler found face down with ditchs etc.
    Kevin

    What type of site are you seeking info on? There's the legendary holy well nearby, but are you after megalithic remains there? Lemme know wot type of site & I'll let you know what we've got there. A grid-ref might be helpful, but if you're wanting to keep it quiet (some folk do), PM me.

    Cheers - Paul
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    cropredy

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    deep pits

    Post  cropredy on Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:05 pm

    Paulus,
    I was reading a book on druids today and some well like deep pits caught My attention, as I am interested in location , location, location of precise finite points.
    I went googling for them and the first thing that popped up was Boston spa, now that place as well as mother shipston cave has a sort of grip on Me.
    http://www.bsparch.org.uk/paul_bowers_article.pdf
    It's where this is that I am interested in, and will go a wandering about it.
    SOMETHING has always called Me there.
    Kevin
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    cropredy

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    leys lane

    Post  cropredy on Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:12 pm

    This is funny, it's at LEYS lane, and BinLEY angling club have the fishing rights,bizzare?
    http://www.bingleyanglingclub.co.uk/club-waters/river-wharf-boston-spa
    That google overhead is interesting, bends in rivers are not by chance.
    Kevin
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    Paulus

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    Re: Boston Spa

    Post  Paulus on Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:44 am

    HI Kev -

    cropredy wrote:...I went googling for them and the first thing that popped up was Boston spa, now that place as well as mother shipston cave has a sort of grip on Me.
    http://www.bsparch.org.uk/paul_bowers_article.pdf
    It's where this is that I am interested in, and will go a wandering about it.

    The stones in the article seem intriguing, though many of the marks thereon are very probably scratch marks where tools of sort have been scraped on the rock: whetstones of sorts. The photos I've seen certainly gimme that impression, though some parts may have been deliberately carved. It'd be good to see themin the flesh to get a better idea. There's not a lotta stuff round that area, with the St. Helen's material being p'raps the most notable ritual site, but much of that's sadly gone. Twas to be found by the river aswell.

    atb - Paul

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