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Cave / Rock Shelter


At Holywell, or St. Cuthbert's well, in Cubert [..] there is a well, or spring of fresh water, in a cavern on the sea shore. Thither on Holy Thursday children from the neighbourhood are carried, passed through a narrow fissure in the rock, and then immersed in a well, or font, excavated just beneath. This ceremony is traditionally said to be for the benefit of the child in soul and body.
Included for its stoney connection, from p241 of 'The cross and the serpent' by William Haslem (1849), which is readable on Google Books:
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
8th March 2008ce
Edited 13th March 2008ce

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