A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY - by Noel C. Brindley

Topic: Contact Us

Date 31/07/2013
By Noel
Subject Re: Thank you!

'Bi a forȝ of a flode þat ferked þare;'
'By the furrow of a stream which passed there;'
Clive, look for the sign of an old single (now dry, I would have thought) furrow, similar to the old ridge and furrow you can still see signs of in fields nowadays. This should be close to Black brook and the river Dane and not far from Ludchurch, it may not have survived over 600 years. The poet's description is of an old boundary marker, 'mere' of the forest, near the green chapel, I believe.

 

by Noel C Brindley - May 2012

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