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 Post subject: Shropshire Visits Yesterday
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:46 am 
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After leading a walk in Kinver yesterday, I looped around via Ludlow, and visited 4 wells:

Hope Bagot - superb!
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=17066

St Julian's in Ludlow
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=8024

Boiling Well in Ludlow
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=17613

and one of the best I have yet visited ever, wonderful spot, St Milburga's Well at Stoke St Milborough.
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=11446

All these are now on The Megalithic Portal, with pictures, and links to short YouTube clips.

In January I will begin adding stuff to NWI when more time permits; this will likely be my last wells binge for some time!

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Good lord a holy well beneath a Yew Tree [re. Hope Bagot]. Now who wants to make the myriad of folkloric and ritual associations there. I will merely say that there is another Well, also in the base of a yew tree at Tissington called Yew Tree Well, although curiously this is a newish name and it was long known as something else.


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Aye, Hope Bagot was superb - lots of clouties, too. Found the yew tree a little intimidating, to be honest!

ATB

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Oh yeah I had missed those. For anyone wondering what a Cloutie is try this thread http://nwi.skyphos.co.uk/phpbb/viewtopi ... t=clouties

I still think Madron Well had the largest number of Clouties I had ever seen, spread over 4 or 5 trees llike leaves in the lower branches.

Look forward to seeing the other pics come January.


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The pics are the same Rik, but will be duplicated at NWI from my Portal contributions, as well as the clips I currently have on YouTube,

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Fair enough, all pics and video are welcomed. the joy of the ARC really is that if you have any pics to share you can do so, even if you thought they were irrelvent or repetitive, and I certainly have a pile of the latter, but still want to share, then you or anyone else can upload them.

ARC - http://archive.nationalwellsindex.org.uk


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I notice also you record a cloutie at Boiling Well, but I am at a bit of a loss to understand the nature of the site. Is the water source some sort of lined chamber? Where does water enter the chamber if so?


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No chamber at Boiling Well - just emerges into the field from the spring beneath. Included because was allegedly curative for poor eyes.

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not just cure sore eyes, this Well was sanctified by a pilgrim no less, on his way to St Winifreds Well to cure a servant at his lodgings. A curious tale indeed. There is another Boiling well in Grasswell, a curious name in of itself in Wales, but it is a name that I think occurs comparatively widely. let us not forget Boiling Well street in Shanghai, although I suspect a more utilitarian use of the name there.

Still I am somewhat intrigued if there is no chamber as to what exactly is the Well? Is it essentially a stream?


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