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Our Lady's Well, Threshfield

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Our Lady's Well, Threshfield

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Our Lady's Well, Threshfield

Historical Environment Record No: MYD4101

Parish: Threshfield

OS Grid Reference: SD998638

Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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More usually known as Lady Well, this is one of several natural springs that run into the River Wharfe along its length. The spring emerges near Grassington Bridge and is channelled into the river. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and so considered to be a holy well. A local story concerning Pam the Fiddler a murdered teacher from Threshfield School relates how a passer-by had to take refuge in the spring overnight to escape Pam’s ghost after he had chanced upon it playing to a band of imps inside the nearby school. Source: Wheelan, Edna (1986) ‘Holy Wells in Yorkshire – 2’. Date accessed 20/7/04


On B6265 from Skipton, take right turn in Threshfield signed to Grassington. Immediately before Grassington bridge, take a sharp right. The entrance to the well is through the wall on the right hand side 50 metres from turn.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Threshfield. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside. Path down to well is narrow and steep.