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Dragon-lines

* Eight dragons watch the landscape, gazing out across the land To where the lines originate and guarding where they stand An ancient story carved in stone depicts old myths and new To show that though the story shifts, its … Continue reading

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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett III

The paintings of the north transept with their beheaded saint and crowned figures  would have been enough and well worth the visit. On this wall alone there are layers of decative themes, from figures to foliage, curlicues and stars. There … Continue reading

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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett II

There is a calm, clean feeling to the church of All Saints in Burton Dassett. It isn’t just the limewashed walls or the plain glass in the windows… not the stone flagged floor or the mefdieval tiles. It is something … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 9: Soapbox…

It was getting late by the time we left the island. Ten miles back to the last hotel we had passed or forge ahead and see what happened? We forged ahead and fell lucky, finding a little place north of … Continue reading

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Kilneuair Chapel ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree:   Writing in ‘The Kist’ in 1994, the historian Lady McGrigor said: “The old church of Kilneuair (Cill an Iubhair, Chapel of the Yews), once important in the district as the parish church of Glassary, … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 7 – Dawn on the Sea

We’d been well fed again and liberally doused with Edinburgh spiced orange gin… so I fell asleep on the sofa and was sent to bed yet again. I’m useless. Next morning we were on our way, taking an early leave … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion- Day 1: Living History

Back to the car for the final stretch of the drive to Yorkshire. We were not meeting till five, so I had plenty of time left to explore. It is amazing how elastic time can be. When the days are … Continue reading

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The Incomparable Comper…

* The nearest church is St Nicholas’ of Great Kimble so we head off there.“Why blue specifically do you think?”“Well, we’re sort of assuming that it’s a healing energy but if we follow the Theosophists then I suppose it could … Continue reading

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Going West: the Yews of Nevern… and Other Surprises

I was looking forward to Nevern Church… another one of those, like Kilpeck, that we would visit ‘one day’… and were visiting at last. To think that we had seen so much since Kilpeck, just three days before, seems incredible. … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Accident or Design (A Thousand Miles of History)

Although the hexagram was the main ‘pattern in the landscape’ that we had come to investigate… with a little help from the Giant on the hillside… there was another pattern that had been intriguing our companions… that of the crop … Continue reading

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