Category Archives: Seven ditches

Forgive us for our trespassing: seeing the Dorset “seven ditches”

I first wrote about the lost earthwork-cum-execution site atop the Hog’s Back in Surrey known as “seven ditches” around four years ago, and it was the first piece of work I added to this blog when I set it up … Continue reading

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At the edges of Old English toponomastics 1: a textual sidelight on Wanborough

Learning Old English is no cakewalk, as I’m sure anyone who has done it will agree, but it does open a window into a fascinating world of writings, both Anglo-Saxon and modern. One of the first things I was given to … Continue reading

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HAPPY Easter

It’s half past one in the morning and I’ve admitted defeat in trying to get something big finished that I’ve been working on more or less constantly since Good Friday morning (save for a few breaks such as an excursion … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Surrey Medieval

I appreciate this seasonal greeting may be one day late now (or two if like my girlfriend you are Swiss) but I’m sure I was not alone in having better things to do than write a blog post on Christmas … Continue reading

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