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St. Winifred's Well, Flintshire, Wales. Coloured line engraving.

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1 print : line engraving, with watercolour

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St. Winefrid's Well usually called Holy Well, near Flint in North Wales. A fountain of great antiquity and celebrated to the memory of St. Winefrid, a christian virgin. ...

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St Winifred is the patron saint of North Wales

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Lettering continues: "whose purity being dearer to her than life, submitted to be beheaded near to this place, rather than yield to the Lust of Caradock, an heathen Prince. A neat chappel is built over the head of the spring, and the water gushes outwith so rapid a stream as to turn a mill within a few yards"
Lettering continues with the text in french
Bears number: 54

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Wellcome Library no. 17672i

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