SJ1876 : St Winefride's Well Head

taken 11 years ago, near to Holywell, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

St Winefride's Well Head
St Winefride's Well Head
One of the Seven Wonders of Wales
The actual place where the cold spring water bubbles up.
The legend of St Winefride tells how in 660AD, an enraged local chieftain severed the head of the young Winefride after she spurned his advances, how a spring rose from the ground at the spot where her head fell and how she was later restored to life by her uncle, St Beuno.

The spring became renowned for its healing powers and throughout the centuries and even until today, pilgrims travel here in their thousands from all over the world to bathe in its waters and worship at its shrine that has become known as the Lourdes of Wales.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 August, 2006
Category
Well, fountain or water spout   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 186 764 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.6983N 3:13.3345W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 186 763
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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