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Spring Barley, Cocklakes. The medieval site of cockfighting; 'lakes' being derived from 'laikin' or larking around.
Spring Barley, Cocklakes.
The medieval site of cockfighting; ‘lakes’ being derived from ‘laikin’ or larking around.
'North Bridge Green', Ripon. A flood meadow protecting the city, the name and past purpose of the land forgotten.
‘North Bridge Green’, Ripon.
A flood meadow protecting the city, the name and past purpose of the land forgotten.
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Parish Boundary, Marton Le Moor. The track curves to include a significant marker, probably predating the existing tree.

 

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Church Banks, Kirby Hill. Looking towards the site of the Roman road Dere Street.
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Common land, Copt Hewick. The last remains of Copt Hewick common, currently used as a ‘scrambling’ track.
Ancient Right, Boroughbridge. The contentious Definative Map and statement is a legal record of public rights of way in England and Wales.
Ancient Right, Boroughbridge.
The contentious Definitive Map and statement is a legal record of public rights of way in England and Wales.
Myrkviðr, Nunwick. Why is a dark and 'murky' woodland scarry; a fear of the unknown; or a remembered children's story?
Myrkviðr, Nunwick.
Why is a dark and ‘murky’ woodland scary; a fear of the unknown; or a remembered children’s story?
Devils Arrow, Boroughbridge. These ancient stones are alighned with other significant pre-history landscape features.
Devils Arrow, Boroughbridge.
These ancient stones are aligned with other significant pre-history landscape features.
'The life of the fields', Lead Street. Barley, a staple food and beverage of the medieval peasant; our past relationship preserved in the popular folk song, John Barleycorn.
‘The life of the fields’, Lead Street.
Barley, a staple food and beverage of the medieval peasant; our past relationship preserved in the popular folk song, John Barleycorn.
Meadow, 'mæd mow', Ripon. The underlying gypsum deposits are slowly dissolving, which has preserved this field from development.
Meadow, ‘mæd mow’, Ripon.
The underlying gypsum deposits are slowly dissolving, which has preserved this field from development.
Basket weavers cottages, Ripon. A community of Willow Plaiters eked out a meagre existence supplying the growing 18th century town.
Basket weavers cottages, Ripon.
A community of Willow Plaiters eked out a meagre existence supplying the growing 18th-century town.
St Andrews Mission Church, Pilmoor. All that remains of a mission church built in 1840 to satisfy the spiritual needs of an itinerant workforce.
St Andrews Mission Church, Pilmoor.
All that remains of a mission church built in 1840 to satisfy the spiritual needs of an itinerant workforce.
Blea Pit, Skelton. Origins of the site are unknown. Blea, an old Norse word means sapwood.
Blea Pit, Skelton.
Origins of the site are unknown. Blea, an old Norse word means sapwood.
Cross-field path, Stonebridge Gutter.
As villages expanded these tracks were created to give labourers access to distant fields.
Cross-field path, Stonebridge Gutter.
 As villages expanded these tracks were created to give labourers access to distant fields.
'wésten', waste. Roecliffe. The contaminated land surrounding an abandoned Victorian Brickworks.
‘wésten’, waste. Roecliffe.
The contaminated land surrounding an abandoned Victorian Brickworks.
Migrant workers, Langthorpe. The undulation is all that remains of a pre-history camp occupied by General Wade on his march north to suppress the Jacobites.
Migrant workers, Langthorpe.
The undulation is all that remains of a pre-history camp occupied by General Wade on his march north to suppress the Jacobites.
Composite wall, Cana. Built from field stone and reused masonary, a common local building method.
Composite wall, Cana.
Built from field stone and reused masonry, a common local building method.
Service entrance, Norton Conyers. Land ownership is concentrated within the boundaries established at the time of the Norman conquest.
Service entrance, Norton Conyers.
Land ownership is concentrated within the boundaries established at the time of the Norman conquest.
CHAFER NURAM 35 + S (35% N + 7% SO3), Cana Barn. Land Stewardship Policy; A current crisis or an age-old continuum?
CHAFER NURAM 35 + S (35% N + 7% SO3), Cana Barn.
Land Stewardship Policy; A current crisis or an age-old continuum?
All Saints Church, Kirby Hill. Strict observance and deference ensured communities became cohesive and productive.
All Saints Church, Kirby Hill.
Strict observance and deference ensured communities became cohesive and productive.
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