holy wells

holy wells
   see wells.

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  • Holy well — A Holy Well is a spring or other body of water, revered equally in a pagan or Christian context, often both, as holy wells were Christianized. The term Holy Well is commonly employed to refer to any water source of limited size (i.e., not a lake… …   Wikipedia

  • wells —    Healing or holy wells are rarer in England than in Scotland, Wales, or Ireland; even so, almost 200 are extant, and hundreds more once existed, as indicated on old documents. Those that remain are often regarded as *wish ing wells. They are… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Wells in Scripture — • It is difficult to realize the importance which a country like Palestine attaches to any source of fresh water Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Wells in Scripture     Wells in Scripture …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Trinity Church — may refer to: Australia Contents 1 Australia 2 Canada 3 United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Trinity Church, Hoghton — Holy Trinity Church, Hoghton, from the southwest …   Wikipedia

  • Wells in the Bible — For reasons of climate in Palestine, references to water wells in the Bible are numerous and significant.River water sourcesThe River Litani and the River Jordan are the only rivers of any size; perennial brooks are very scarce and the wadis,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wells — Recorded in several spellings including Well, Wells, Welman, Wellman and Wellsman, this is an English surname. It has a number of possible origins topographical, locational, or even job descriptive. If locational, it originates from any of the… …   Surnames reference

  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Melbourne, Florida) — Infobox religious building building name= Holy Trinity Episcopal Church image size= caption= map type= map size= map caption= location= 50 West Strawbridge Avenue Melbourne, Florida geo= latitude= longitude= religious affiliation= Episcopal rite …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Thorn —    There is a variety of hawthorn which blooms twice a year, at midwinter as well as in May. A poem about the miracles of Glastonbury, written in 1502, mentions two great marvels to be seen there. One is a walnut tree near Arthur s grave in the… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • (Holy) Trinity Minories —    At the east end of Church Street, Minories (P.O. Directory).    Stow speaks of it in 1603 as a parish church for the inhabitants of the Close (S. 127).    Referred to in 1541 at the consecration of Knight as Bishop of Bath and Wells as the… …   Dictionary of London