Treacle Well

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Binsey Church, Oxford
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
This is the so-called Treacle Well, at the bottom of which, according to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, dwelt three little sisters, sustained only by treacle. The story of the well goes back far beyond the Victorians, however – back over a thousand years into the mists of Saxon history – for legend has it that this spring was summoned forth by none other than Oxford’s patron saint, St Frideswide ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/ Books, Alice In Wonderland, Wonderland, History, Outdoor, Saints, Special Places, Favorite Books
Treacle Well, St Margaret's Churchyard, Binsey
This is the so-called Treacle Well, at the bottom of which, according to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, dwelt three little sisters, sustained only by treacle. The story of the well goes back far beyond the Victorians, however – back over a thousand years into the mists of Saxon history – for legend has it that this spring was summoned forth by none other than Oxford’s patron saint, St Frideswide ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
The powers of the Treacle Well were deemed efficacious not just for optical problems but for gynaecological conditions too. In the middle years of his reign, Henry VIII and his queen, Catherine of Aragon, are said to have sought its waters to help produce a royal son and heir. Had the cure worked as hoped, the English Reformation might never have happeneded ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/ English Reformation, Catherine Of Aragon, Ring Road, St Thomas, Allotment, The Other Side
St Frideswide Window, Oxford
The powers of the Treacle Well were deemed efficacious not just for optical problems but for gynaecological conditions too. In the middle years of his reign, Henry VIII and his queen, Catherine of Aragon, are said to have sought its waters to help produce a royal son and heir. Had the cure worked as hoped, the English Reformation might never have happeneded ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
The rapacious Algar refused to be deterred, and eventually discovered Frideswide’s secret location. But, just as he was about to ride out in hot pursuit, a miracle occurred. Algar was struck blind! ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/ Christ Church Oxford, Secret Location, Pilgrim, Blind, Wellness, Places
St Frideswide, Christ Church Oxford
The rapacious Algar refused to be deterred, and eventually discovered Frideswide’s secret location. But, just as he was about to ride out in hot pursuit, a miracle occurred. Algar was struck blind! ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
This is the so-called Treacle Well, at the bottom of which, according to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, dwelt three little sisters, sustained only by treacle. The story of the well goes back far beyond the Victorians, however – back over a thousand years into the mists of Saxon history – for legend has it that this spring was summoned forth by none other than Oxford’s patron saint, St Frideswide ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Treacle Well, St Margaret's Churchyard, Binsey
This is the so-called Treacle Well, at the bottom of which, according to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, dwelt three little sisters, sustained only by treacle. The story of the well goes back far beyond the Victorians, however – back over a thousand years into the mists of Saxon history – for legend has it that this spring was summoned forth by none other than Oxford’s patron saint, St Frideswide ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
The door to the church, set in its low Norman porch, opens with a satisfying click. Inside, the space is cool, dark, anciently compact. The twelfth-century lancet windows are set deep. The ceiling is a riot of beams. Fragments of medieval stained glass in the chancel depict the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Sometimes the scent of lilies lingers after a recent wedding ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Binsey Church, Oxford
The door to the church, set in its low Norman porch, opens with a satisfying click. Inside, the space is cool, dark, anciently compact. The twelfth-century lancet windows are set deep. The ceiling is a riot of beams. Fragments of medieval stained glass in the chancel depict the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Sometimes the scent of lilies lingers after a recent wedding ... Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford
There are certain, special places where the modern world feels very far away. As you pass through the wooden gate into St Margaret’s churchyard, Binsey, the relentless thrum of the ring road seems to recede into the distance, and time starts to slip … Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/ Far Away, Golf Courses, British
St Margaret's Church, Binsey
There are certain, special places where the modern world feels very far away. As you pass through the wooden gate into St Margaret’s churchyard, Binsey, the relentless thrum of the ring road seems to recede into the distance, and time starts to slip … Read the FULL STORY here: https://morrisoxford.co.uk/treacle-well/
Morris Oxford
Morris Oxford