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Thermal spring is visitor hot spot again

Farr, Gareth; Huish, Alun. 2015 Thermal spring is visitor hot spot again. Earth Heritage (43). 8-9.

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Abstract/Summary

Sources of clean water for drinking, bathing or soothing ailments have long been held in high regard. Early cultures must have known of the benefits and dangers of various sources of water. In britain , many of the christian Holy wells and springs have previous histories as Pagen sites of worship, offeering cures to numerous ailments and the blessing of many saints. In this modern world we may simply regard these as curiosities or archealogical sites. However, many are still visited by religious and non-religious people seeking cures or spiritual benefits. St Winefrid's Well at Holywell in North Wales 'springs' to mind as a famous example.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Additional Keywords: Thermal, Spring, Hot Spot, Taffs Well, Wales
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Archaeology
Date made live: 27 Jan 2015 14:38 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509510

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