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The Holy Wells of Wales

Author : Francis Jones
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An engaging study of wells in Wales, examining their veneration in both pagan and Christian cult and the continuation of ritual practices into our own era. The book also includes a substantial inventory of well sites. Although this book was initially published half a century ago it remains the standard guide to Wales' wells.

Borderlands

Author : Phil Cope
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Phil Cope journeys through the borderlands of England and Wales, from Cheshire to Monmouthshire, the Dee to the Severn. His discoveries are recorded in striking, atmospheric photographs, accompanied by the remarkable histories of the wells and the legends attached to them. A lavishly illustrated guide to sacred wells in the contested lands between England and Wales from prehistoric times to today, pagan to Christian, with diversions into the Roman occupation and the commericial spas of modern times. The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells in Wales and Cornwall, Phil Cope journeys up and down the borderlands, and through history from pre-Christian times through Roman and early Christian times, the medieval Age of the Princes in Wales and on to Victorian and the contemporary period. His discoveries are recorded in striking and atmospheric photographs which are accompanied by the remarkable histories of the wells, and the legends attached to them. Wronged suitors, magic horses, Dark Age battles, the reign of King Arthur, and innumerable decapitations feature among the vividly magical tales. Alongside them rests a different kind of magic in the healing wells of the Christian saints, some of which are also sources of prophecy. As the centuries past healing mutated into health and the development of the spa, until, in the twentieth century a full circle was turned and wells once again acquired a pagan significance. Richly illustrated in colour throughout the wells from Cheshire to Monmouthshire, from the Dee to the Severn are here displayed in all their glory, be they in remote countryside or city centre.

Holy Wells Cornwall

Author : Phil Cope
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Celebrating the culture and landscape of Cornwall, England, this collection presents the sacred wells of the region through stunning color photographs and informative text. Trekking though densely wooden terrain and into ancient churches, this volume features dozens of preeminent Cornish wells and the legends and history associated with them. Unique and enlightening, this compilation demonstrates the Celtic influence on towns and villages through the nomenclature of wells and places of worship and further highlights the sacred wells through poetry--composed by renowned writers, including Robert Southey and Arthur Quller Couch.

The Living Wells of Wales

Author : Phil Cope
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Author and photographer Phil Cope takes us on a journey through the sacred wells of Wales, from the Anglesey to the Gwent. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere -on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells, cursing wells, and wells named for saints, Satan, witches, angels, fairies, friars, nuns, hermits, murderers and hangmen. Cope's atmospheric photographs are accompanied by folk tales, myths and legends, conversations with well-keepers and poems inspired by Welsh wells.Wales has an abundance of wells both in the natural state and domesticated for private or civic use. Published in conjunction with Keep Wales Tidy's Living Wells project, this book is a guide to sites of historic interest important to Welsh identity which have been hidden and neglected in town and countryside, and which now have new life as a result of the project. Packed with colour photographs, including some of long-forgotten wells now rediscovered, The Living Wells of Wales is the new definitive volume on a subject gaining a new popularity.The Living Wells of Wales is a new title in the Holy Wells series, and is preceded by volumes on Scotland, Cornwall and the Borderlands.

Sacred Springs

Author : Paul R. Davis
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Sacred Wells

Author : Gary R. Varner
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Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years. The book is illustrated with photos taken by the author.

Holy Wells

Author : Brendan O'Malley
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Pilgrimages to holy wells were common in medieval Christendom, and are becoming increasingly popular today. This resource offers a wide variety of prayers and simple liturgies for use at holy wells, an introduction to their history and significance, and a guide – with GPS references – to the principal sites in England, Wales and Scotland.

The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells of England

Author : Robert Charles Hope
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Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall

Author : Mabel Quiller-Couch
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A Study of Holy Wells in Pembrokeshire Including Those of Our Lady of St David and Their Possible Association with Pilgrimage Routes to St Davids

Author : Julie Trier
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Archaeologia Cambrensis

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Holy Wells of County Sligo

Author : Sue Elizabeth Stampe
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Our Baths and Wells the mineral waters of the British Islands with a list of sea bathing places etc

Author : John Macpherson
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A Contents subject Index to General and Periodical Literature

Author : Alfred Cotgreave
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Bye gones

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A History of the Welsh Church to the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Author : Ebenezer Josiah Newell
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The Cambrian

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Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

Author : Professor Alexandra Walsham
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This volume brings together ten essays by Alexandra Walsham dealing with Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain. It revisits questions about the Catholic experience in England, Wales and Scotland, and situates it in the wider European context of the Counter Reformation to take stock of the current scholarly debate and suggest avenues for future research. Two of the chapters are entirely new, whilst the others are all updated and revised versions of previously published pieces.

Black s Guide to North Wales

Author : Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
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The Antiquary

Author : Edward Walford
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