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    Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

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    LGM

    Join date : 2013-07-28

    Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

    Post  LGM on Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:53 pm

    Hi all!

    firstly I'd like to say a BIG hello, as I'm a new member to the forum Very Happy 

    And secondly I'd like to ask the members if they have any info, whatsoever, on a Holy well "Lady Well" which was/is situated within Lady wood at Grimethorpe, nr Barnsley.

    I've just recently heard about the Holy well but can't seem to find anymore details about it other than The Lady wood was considered to be owned by the Monkbretton priory and that it's named after Mary Magdalene. There is also supposed to be a Lady Cross situated somewhere around there.

    Any shedding of light on these subjects would be highly appreciated!

    Regards,

    Paul
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

    Post  Paulus on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:16 am

    Hi Paul -

    Welcome to TNA! Cool 

    Re your query on Barnsely's holy well: there was a booklet written by one of our old earth mystery fella's - Rob Wilson - called Holy Wells of South Yorkshire (or summat like that).  I remember reading about such a site in the Barnsley area.  Unless someone else digs out the info about the place, forgive my delay getting you the information, as I'm away from home at the mo, for 2 weeks.  I've listed it on the South Yorkshire gazetteer here - http://megalithix.wordpress.com/sites/northern-england/yorkshire-south/ - so I've definitely got summat on the place.  I'll check on the books when I get back to Scotland in a fortnight and see what I can find.  Otherwise, mebbe check your local library and order a copy of Rob's short work.

    Also, I've got an old photo - again at home - of the Monk Bretton holy well.

    ttfn - Paulus

    LGM

    Join date : 2013-07-28

    Re: Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

    Post  LGM on Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:52 pm

    Paulus wrote:Hi Paul -

    Welcome to TNA! Cool 

    Re your query on Barnsely's holy well: there was a booklet written by one of our old earth mystery fella's - Rob Wilson - called Holy Wells of South Yorkshire (or summat like that).  I remember reading about such a site in the Barnsley area.  Unless someone else digs out the info about the place, forgive my delay getting you the information, as I'm away from home at the mo, for 2 weeks.  I've listed it on the South Yorkshire gazetteer here - http://megalithix.wordpress.com/sites/northern-england/yorkshire-south/ - so I've definitely got summat on the place.  I'll check on the books when I get back to Scotland in a fortnight and see what I can find.  Otherwise, mebbe check your local library and order a copy of Rob's short work.

    Also, I've got an old photo - again at home - of the Monk Bretton holy well.

    ttfn - Paulus

    Hi Paulus,

    Thanks for the info. It would be really great if you can dig out some information regarding the Holy well. As for going to the local library, I very much doubt they'd have a dusty copy of Rob' book stashed away, as I live in Germany Smile

    So I'll wait here with bated breath, ready to congratulate you on your spooky Sherlock skills Wink

    Thanks again, matey!

    Paul
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    Annie

    Join date : 2012-03-06
    Age : 53
    Location : nr Clitheroe, Lancs, but from Yorkshire

    Lady Well Grimethorpe

    Post  Annie on Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:13 am

    Hi, I can't shed much light on this I'm afraid but I very clearly remember going there on a school trip 40 years ago. Yes, it was called Lady Wood and I do remember a well though think it was very overgrown. I no longer live in the area, so can't help much with research but
    good luck with your searching.
    Annie
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    QDanT

    Join date : 2011-05-29
    Location : Earby used to be in Yorkshire

    Re: Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

    Post  QDanT on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:48 pm

    LGM wrote:Hi all!

    firstly I'd like to say a BIG hello, as I'm a new member to the forum Very Happy 

    And secondly I'd like to ask the members if they have any info, whatsoever, on a Holy well "Lady Well" which was/is situated within Lady wood at Grimethorpe, nr Barnsley.

    I've just recently heard about the Holy well but can't seem to find anymore details about it other than The Lady wood was considered to be owned by the Monkbretton priory and that it's named after Mary Magdalene. There is also supposed to be a Lady Cross situated somewhere around there.

    Any shedding of light on these subjects would be highly appreciated!

    Regards,

    Paul
    Hi don't know if this will be of any use ?
    they're not on the modern maps Crying or Very sad  but are on the old OS 25k maps Very Happy 
    you'll see a blue arrow and a paler blue square, the ariel photo on the right is of the blue square from recent mapping



    feel free to ask for any more info
    cheers  Danny


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    QDanT

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    Re: Lady Well situated in Grimethorpe nr. Barnsley

    Post  QDanT on Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:41 am

    I've put a Lat/Long overlay onto the map and x2 more different time ariel views



    cheers popcorn 


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    note to Paulus

    Post  QDanT on Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:38 am

    open note to Paulus :-
    Hi Paulus, once again someone joins TNA :-  LGM on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:53 am, and asks a question has a reply :-
    Paulus on Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:16 pm, - LGM answers this  1 hr 36 min later and adds :-
    So I'll wait here with bated breath, ready to congratulate you on your spooky Sherlock skills

    LGM has never signed into TNA again even though I sent him an E-mail saying that there was a couple of Maps posted for him (I didn't send him them)
    So as always if you can use the maps feel free to add any of my photo's and maps to Megalithix
    cheers Danny


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