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Sancreed Holy Well (Sacred Well) — Fieldnotes

I had just visited Boscowan and Carn Euny in 2002 with my daughter and decided to take a scenic route back via the byeway from the iron-age village to Grumbia. On the way to Sancreed my daughter spotted the "Holy Well" sign on the road and we stopped to have a look.

The path was relatively clear and made a pleasant walk, getting overgrown and muddy for a bit nearer to the well. Its well worth a visit (no pun intended!) and I would say the whole immediate area is a good place for some quiet contemplation.

The inside of the well is very green with a large number of offerings. The photo I have added here does not do justice to the fairy-grotto feel inside.

Apparently the background radiation in the well is much higher than the local average, so I would suggest that one does not stay over-long inside or drink the water!

Outside the well is a cross and a tree covered in clouties. When we were in Cyprus the previous year we looked at a cloutie tree and found, amongst other items, a pair of satin black knickers which made me wonder what was being wished for!

There are numerous bits of stone outside, remnants from the chapel that once stood there.

In all, a small, magical place. More pictures of this and other places are on my own site, http://www.ancientstones.org.uk if you are interested.


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