Tuesday, February 05, 2008

St Thomas' Water

All the roads out of London were mapped, and sights along the way recorded so that travelers knew they were on the right road. One such sight is St Thomas' Waters in Surrey, not far from Ripley; a good place to rest and a holy well.

Having clambered over barbed wire and passed through a crisp packet and Gin scene we were met by St Thomas' waters. Weeping Cross is a fan of holy wells so I often find myself admiring a damp hole in the ground in some obscure place. The diversity of the Holy Well is amazing. Sometimes they have beautiful arches, or found in caves and other such underground hollows or marked with a cross and some are forgotten heaps of stone, or a vague remnant of a spring in the middle of a field. Some are looked after and others are homes to floating crisp packets and mud. They are well worth visiting if you can find them in your area (there are a few books on areas available bucks or kent).

So, St Thomas' water looks like this:


Anonymous weepingcross said...

Thank you for the plugs there!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I like the water reflections in your photos especially the last one.

7:01 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

pleasure weepingcross - you do the best stuff, so it is easy.

Lorna - thank you. I really need to get the hang of my new camera.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:18 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

thanks anonymous - very kind!

9:49 AM  

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