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A side trip to Addingham – ancient symbols and modern stone

Leaving the church at Addingham, we noticed some rather more modern stonework outside an unprepossessing building that turned out to be the church hall. After seeing Saxon stonework, we might not have bothered to go and investigate, but we were very glad that we did. 665 more words


Memorial Stones & the Un-happily Ever After of Arthurian Legend

Arthurian legend is one type of folk tale that certainly does not end with “and they lived happily ever after.” In fact, it’s unclear exactly what happened to our favorite characters after the battle of Camlann.* In the most familiar versions (though not all), Arthur and Mordred are killed in the battle. 559 more words

Arthurian Legend

St Andrews Pictish stones

To mark St Andrew’s Day, here is a small selection of images from the Pictish sculpture collection at St Andrews Cathedral.

Happy St Andrew’s Day to all! 93 more words

Historic Sites

Drawing a Pictish symbol

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Meifod MT6

Last weekend at the EMWARG colloquium in Welshpool, we enjoyed a field trip to visit dykes and Meifod church and churchyard. In the church of Saints Tysilio and Mary at Meifod, Montgomeryshire, cemented and clamped in the south aisle, is a striking 1.5m-high slab of Quartz arenite. 443 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Rooted in the land - Off piste

From the Haystack we walked along the edge of the moor, following the path to the Pancake Stone where Giant Rombald watches over the dale. The great slab is covered in cup and ring markings and at first glance, seems perched and ready to be once more a rocking stone. 823 more words


Free Pictish stuff

The good folk of Groam House Museum have made available as free downloads seven out-of-print titles from their Annual Academic Lecture series.

Groam House, as many of you will know, holds a superb collection of Pictish sculpture. 303 more words

Historic Sites