SW4432 : Cloutie tree near Madron Well

taken 17 years ago, near to Madron, Cornwall, England

Cloutie tree near Madron Well
Cloutie tree near Madron Well
This tree is alongside the gravel path to Madron Well Chapel, and is hung with clouties (pieces of rags and clothing) which is a traditional custom originally carried out to ask the well spirits to cure illnesses and hurts. The actual Madron Holy Well is about 70 metres west of this point at SW44553274 but it is not easy to get to because of the wet conditions underfoot. It is much easier to continue along the path to the ruined chapel where there is another well basin which was also considered to be a holy well.

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Category: Religious site
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Path to Madron Well Chapel [5] · Cloutie Tree Near Madron [3] ·
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 1 September, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 4463 3276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:8.3882N 5:34.5186W
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for SW4432)
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