A fair on the day of the decollation of John the Baptist was granted to the bishop in 1249.
When they had finished the decollation, they again consulted what was next to be done.
On each anniversary of the decollation of Saint Winifred, this moss, and the stones of the fountain, assume the colour of blood.
In a small chapel, on the north side of the church, is shown the very place of his decollation.
It is curious to note the doubt and apprehension, which existed, as to the result of the first experiment of decollation.
Of the same nature is that tricke formerly mentioned in the booke, and called The decollation of Iohn Baptist.
According to this view of the matter, existence was not immediately destroyed by decollation.