About Pixyled publications

Who are we?

Pixyled is a non-profit making publishing group which plans to cover unusual aspects of topography especially its hydrolatical history!

What books are available?

There are gazetteers of the following counties: under the umbrella title of In search of English Holy Wells:

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Why the name?

Anyone who has searched for holy wells (or any ancient monument) will know its easy to get lost and a folklore explanation was that the pixies or fairies had led them astray. Its happened so often, although less so since I used the name, that I thought it was a novel name.

What we are we intending to publish?

More gazatteers and field guides on holy wells. At the moment I am working on a quite a number: Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Huntingdonshire.

Other books

Well a number are planed not based on holy wells. Currently we are working on a Nottinghamshire Calendar, and works on producing a guide to wayside graves and other unusual un-consecrated burials, screaming skulls and heart shrines.

If you are interested in any books check out Amazon or message me for availability.

  1. Hey,

    Would you be interested in appearing on a podcast I am soon to launch. To talk on the topic of holy wells and springs. Interview via Skype.

    Please contact me on liam_taylor_@hotmail.co.uk

  2. Hello , Where can I buy your books ?

    Also I do you know anything about Holy wells along ancient pilgrim routes :


  3. Hello. You can get them from me there’s quite a bit of the Canterbury way and holy wells in the Kent one. I’ll email you.

  4. What is the price of the books?


  5. Hi, do u have the Derbyshire gazziter left and how much is this ?

  6. Surrey Garland

    We have what is known locally as ‘St Mary’s Well’ but more often as ‘the eyewell’ in the woods at Snodhill, not far from the castle we’ve just restored. It’s a stone hollowed out with a font-like depression, runnels and lips and still bears water. It has not been studied and is little known. We’re looking for someone to examine it – could that be you?

    • Hi Surrey thanks for the message I do know of the well its described by Jonathan Sant who wrote Healing wells of Herefordshire in 1994. If you dont have what it describes be happy to transcribe mind you its not much..books difficult to find. Coincidentally I was nearby last Easter and was planning to find by was unaware whether it was accessible. I would be interested having a look are you planning to restore it?

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