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Archaeology, folklore & myth of Britain's pre-christian sites & heritage: stone circles, holy wells, maypoles, tombs, archaic cosmologies and human consciousness. Everyone welcome - even Southerners!

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    Hawlemass healing well in Whittingham


    Join date : 2015-06-19

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    Post  cohog Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:30 am

    Does anyone know the location of this healing well?

    Hawklemass is the name of a field and house in the village of Whittingham that had land no more than a couple of acres. There may have been more to the plot before the house was build however I've known the place for decades now but this website is the first I've ever heard of such a well. There was a animal water trough in the field but no other spring or well. Any information on this topic, or even which book or document was the primary source for the listing of it on this website, would be very welcome.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Best regards

    Join date : 2011-02-10
    Age : 66
    Location : Nelson - the one in Lancashire sorry to say!

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    Post  Sunbright57 Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:03 pm

    Hello cohog and welcome. No, I have never heard of this healing well in Northumbria, but it would be interesting to find out something about it. I will have a look in a few of my books to see if there is anything.

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