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St. Helen's Well (Goodmanham)

Sacred Well

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Nearest Town:Beverley (14km E)
OS Ref (GB):   SE891424 / Sheet: 106
Latitude:53° 52' 11.44" N
Longitude:   0° 38' 41.2" W

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When Edna Whelan and Ian Taylor came here in the 1980s they described it as "a beautiful well in a wooded valley south of the village and between the road along Spring Dale and a disused railway line." It had recently been restored by the local Girl Guides and they thought it to be "one of the best preserved sites in Yorkshire. The water emerges a natural grotto beneath a large overhanging elder and fills a wide but shallow bath."

Whelan E. & Taylor, I., Yorkshire Holy Wells and Sacred Springs, Northern Lights: Dunnington 1989
Paulus Posted by Paulus
5th August 2006ce
Edited 5th August 2006ce