SJ1876 : St Winefride's Well

taken 10 years ago, near to Holywell, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

St Winefride's Well
St Winefride's Well
This well has been the site of pilgrimages for over 1400 years, and it is known as the Welsh Lourdes. Winefride was the beautiful young woman who was decapitated when she spurned the attentions of Caradoc, the son of a neithbouring prince. Legend has it that a spring gushed forth from where her head fell; she was miraculously brought back to life by St Beuno. The tented canopies on the right of the photo are for pilgrims to change before descending into the holy water. LinkExternal link
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Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 January, 2008
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Religious buildings > Religious buildings   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1852 7633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.6598N 3:13.4054W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1852 7633
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