The church to St. Andrew at Boynton in the heart of the East Riding is by no means a historic church on every explorer's map. Indeed, it is a particularly curious building with a very unique history. Simon Jenkins calls it the 'all Turkey' church. It's an odd place - and for a few reasons … Continue reading Boynton, St. Andrews.
In the quiet, East Riding countryside some 3 miles east of the market town of Pocklington is the small village of Nunburnholme. The community here is a number of pretty cottages and farm houses built along two lanes (Church Lane and Butt Lane) whose junction marks the village center. At the time of writing I've … Continue reading A Saxon North: The Nunburnholme Cross
Early one October morning a couple of weeks ago I was sat at the table over a cup of tea, as I often do, thinking about the day ahead that I had off from work. It was a pretty miserable day. Overcast and forgettable. I couldn't think of something new to do or somewhere new … Continue reading A Saxon North: Durham Cathedral and Open Treasure
As I begin to further explore the surviving early art and architecture of the North, I'm starting to feel like I am beginning to properly experience the area's Scandinavian heritage. Particularly in parts of North Yorkshire; especially in its churches and church-yards. Driving, cycling and walking on different trips across areas where I've been to … Continue reading A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn
To run alongside #SaxonSeptember on @churchhunting (an Instagram account I contribute to - please go and have a look!) I've documented here some of my experiences at the sites I visited across North Yorkshire and Northumberland over the past few months. I've thrown in some of my favourite photographs as well. Most of my images … Continue reading A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard
January already. It's been a few months since I've posted anything on here because just as last term was busy and demanding, the Spring term is proving to be a wicked one too. So it seems only fair that my first post of the new year should be one in which I catch up on … Continue reading Insular Art in Dublin
We began our final day with a trip to Housesteads Roman Fort, located atop a hill on one of the highest points of the wall in the local area, with picturesque views of the surrounding landscapes to the North and South. Not far from Vindolanda, we once again encounter the Tungarians, a tribe of what … Continue reading Research trip to Hadrian’s Wall (4/4)