Friday, September 19, 2008

Crickley Hill before the digging started

© English Heritage.NMR (Wingham Collection)

English Heritage have very kindly granted me permission to reproduce the above image of Crickley from the air taken by Harold Wingham who "served in the RAF and was an important practitioner of aerial photography for archaeology. The collection of 2,000 negatives covers the South-West of England for the period 1951-63." There are many beautiful photographs in the collection which can be searched here: NMR Viewfinder

The Iron Age rampart and the Neolithic bank and the Long Mound all show up beautifully. I cannot see any sign of the fence that now separates the National Trust land from the County Council land so that must have been erected later.

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