Downloads – information on holy and healing wells

I’ve attached some downloadable holy well related books and articles. They are found on the web and no copyright hopefully has been preached but I thought it would be useful to have them in one place!

Folklore of wells East and West Masani, Rustom Pestonji, Sir, 1876

folkloreofwellseast and west

Charles Hope Legendary Lore of Holy Wells 1893


Quiller-Couch Holy wells of Cornwall

Holy wells of Cornwall 

James Rattue’s account of Leicestershire holy and healing wells

Leicestershire holy wells RattuevolumeLXVII-7sm

James Rattue’s account of Oxfordshire holy and healing wells

rattue oxford

St Lawrence’s Well: A Fragmentary Legend of the Isle of Wight, By Henry Brinsley Sheridan (1845)

Mackintosh’s Folklore of Scottish Lochs and Springs


holywells of Dyfed

Waters from the deep – Taffs Well Thermal Spring



Friends of Malvern Springs and Wells  Newsletters

Below are newsletters from the above group. Uploaded with permission by Bruce Osborne. The articles should be of interest to readers of the blog

ANewsletter 56 ANewsletter40 ANewsletter44 ANewsletter45 ANewsletter46 ANewsletter47 ANewsletter48 ANewsletter49 ANewsletter54 aNewsletter55 ANewsletter57ANewsletter60ANewsletter59ANewsletter 80ANewsletter 81ANewsletter 69ANewsletter 71ANewsletter 72ANewsletter 73ANewsletter 74 (1)ANewsletter 74ANewsletter 75ANewsletter 76ANewsletter 77 ANewsletter58  ANewsletter 69ANewsletter 71ANewsletter67

               The following are articles. I do not own the copyright of these. If you wish them removed message me

                      Travels_BA122 02_brennerman_holy a_crprop holy_wells attymass HolyWater_Oestigaard KIllargue Holy Well – Leitrim Guardian 1976 V2 Filetoupload,287074,en The_Holy_Wells_of_Wales Bodmin holy Well_Trail_low_res Connemara-Spiritual-Trail HolyWellsLeaflet Somerset Standing Stones & Holy Wells CAV 211 st-cadocs-dissertation-220513-snorthcott sardinia holy well St Brigids Well Co Clare

  1. Interested in book Holy Wells Essex does not seem to be available do you have any copies left? Or any chance of it being made available on kindle?

  2. Hi, I’d like to use your excellent picture of the spring in Huntingdon for a talk I am giving for a small engineering conference in Syracuse USA in 2 weeks (8th Nov 2015). May I have your permission to use it?

  3. Steve Northcott

    Hi, I’m the writer of the St Cadoc’s dissertation piece. More than happy for you to use it.
    Kind regards, Steve (Northcott)

  4. Elizabeth Duncan

    Dear Sir or Madame

    I live in the US and have been reading on St Michael’s Healing well. I do not think I will ever get over to Ireland to see it in person. I am Catholic and have strong devotion to the church. Is there any website where I can request water from the well to be mailed to me?
    Thank you for your help

    Elizabeth Duncan

    • Hi Elizabeth
      Thanks for the message not sure what exact well you refer to you but as regarding posting the waters, your best bet is St Winifred’s Well in North Wales which I believe do post waters contact The Custodian,
      St Winefride’s Well,
      Greenfield Street,
      Flintshire, CH8 7PN.
      Tel. 01352 713054 Email:

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