A Strange Cartography: Leylines, Landscape and “Deep Mapping” in the Works of Alfred Watkins

@article{Thurgill2015ASC,
  title={A Strange Cartography: Leylines, Landscape and “Deep Mapping” in the Works of Alfred Watkins},
  author={James Thurgill},
  journal={Humanities research},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={637-652}
}
  • James Thurgill
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Humanities research
  • In 1921 the photographer, antiquarian and amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, delivered his newly formed thesis on the origins of ancient alignments in the west of England to the Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club of Hereford. Watkins posited a correlation between ancient forts, moats, mounds, churches, trees and place names, which he had shown to produce straight lines running across the landscape. In 1922 Watkins published his first book on the subject, Early British Trackways, mixing amateur… CONTINUE READING
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