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Holy wellSK 137 514
Directions: The genuine St. Bertram’s well is not easy to find and I recommend using the OS map carefully. It is reached by taking the footpath that leads off at the left passing the cross out of the village. Follow this until the end of the dry stone walling on the right and then divert from the footpath to the right where the well can be seen. The second well is easily found in the field between the church and the Hall.
“St Bertram’s Ash… grows over a spring which bears the name of the same Saint…
The common people superstitiously believe, that tis very dangerous to break a bough
from it: so great a care has St Bertram of his Ash to this…
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