SW4432 : Cloutie tree near Madron Well
taken 17 years ago, near to Madron, Cornwall, England
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.
Geograph (Second Visitor for SW4432)
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