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ISSUE ONE (MAY 2000)

WELL RESEARCHED - Jeremy Harte

Flow will resume with issue 2

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Contents

Abstract

Editors' note

Introduction

The significance of 'holy'

Pagan or Christian sanctity?

A chronology of well-names

Cultural development and well-names

What a picture!

What a picture!

Final thoughts

References

 

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