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Is the terrestrial or landscape zodiac worth consideration?

The landscape zodiac was one of the more outré concepts of the 20th century romantic landscape, and has not fared well in the harder-headed materialism of the 21st century. But there may be more to ponder in the concept that might appear at first sight…. https://northernearth.co.uk/walking-myth-into-place-the-damned-zodiac/

Journeys of the Soul: Vernacular funeral paths in Upper Calderdale

Funeral paths, popularly known as corpseways, became a familiar topic in neo-antiquarian research in the 1980s when they entered discussions about leys as spirit roads. The association with leys faded, but they are still recognised as spirit paths of a kind, and often interact with hauntings and other supernatural encounters. In this book, John Billingsley …

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Rushbearing & Ancient Measures books available again!

To tie in with the Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival on the first weekend of September, we are pleased to be able to offer again Garry Stringfellow’s brief history of rushbearing customs in Sowerby Bridge and N England. https://northernearth.co.uk/books/ Also available by courtesy of the publishers is Peter Harris and Thomas Gough’s revised and heavily illustrated …

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New uploads

New uploads of articles by Janet Bord on holy wells in Wales, Bob Trubshaw on ways of seeing place, Eileen Roche on Treacle Mines, and John Billingsley on Britain’s last coal mine and mining traditions.

NE 173 coming soon

The September issue of Northern Earth will be finding its way to subscribers and shops by the end of August. Our lead article comes from Ceri Houlbrook, with an investigation of the attentions paid to the imaginary grave of Dobby, the house elf in the Harry Potter series. Other features address the fascinating appearance of …

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Apologies for the site outage

This was caused by a plugin which got automatically updated and we have not been alone in the chaos and mayhem this has produced.  Thanks for your patience if you’ve been trying to access the site over the last few days.  8 August 2023

Mark Greener

Our latest upload is a collection of articles written for NE by Mark Greener across a range of topics. Just put ‘Greener’ in our search box.

New issue NE172 OUT NOW!

Northern Earth 172 is in the post to all paid-up subscribers in the UK and across the world, so watch your postbox! It’s also in most of our retailers already and on its way to others. Be sure to grab your copy by subscribing! https://northernearth.co.uk/subscription/

Dreaming Valleys 2

March 2020 was a tense time for us, as the government considered the first lockdown and we had a groundbreaking event planned in Hebden Bridge! In the end, we made it with a week to spare, and the day was lapped up by a motley crowd of folklorists, geographers, historians, earth mysterians and psychogeographers sharing …

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NE172 coming soon!

NE172 is at the printers and will be ready for publication by May 18th. Subscribe now to ensure your copy! https://northernearth.co.uk/subscription/ Contents The Season’s Gleanings: Our usual eclectic eye across the news media Mike Haigh’s Archaeology Review: Another investigation into hidden meanings in cave art, Neanderthal social diversity, and history for hens Were the Wollaton …

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