Yorkshire Holy Wells
So what's this website all about?
In 2000 i decided to make an effort to visit some of the many holy wells and springs
located around the Yorkshire region, however my interest in this aspect of
our ancient heritage dates back to the mid -1980's, when
i had the good fortune to meet Edna Whelan and Ian Taylor. At this time
Edna and Ian were in the process of gathering information their
forthcoming publication 'Yorkshire
Holy Wells and Sacred Springs' (Northern Lights 1989). I was
able to join Edna and Ian on some of their numerous 'research trips' and
together we spent many a weekend searching out and making a
record of the large number of (mostly neglected) holy wells and springs
dotted all over Yorkshire. This proved to be an enjoyable and rewarding
Quite a number of the wells were re-visited in 2000 and this website shows the wells as they appeared then.
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