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The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites, and Mark Stones

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Fine condition hardback. Some tearing along the edges of the spine. Binding is loose. Many annotations inside, though they do not disrupt the content. Some internal foxing and along page edges.

The Old Straight Track remains the most important source for the study of ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles - a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain. First in the Herefordshire countryside, and later throughout Britain, Alfred Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall in straight lines. His investigation convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star. Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the ley system remain a mystery.

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Author(s):
Watkins, Alfred
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
22.9 x 15.4 x 4.4 cm
Edition:
1933
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Methuen & Co. Ltd
Title:
The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites, and Mark Stones

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Fine condition hardback. Some tearing along the edges of the spine. Binding is loose. Many annotations inside, though they do not disrupt the content. Some internal foxing and along page edges.

The Old Straight Track remains the most important source for the study of ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles - a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain. First in the Herefordshire countryside, and later throughout Britain, Alfred Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall in straight lines. His investigation convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star. Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the ley system remain a mystery.

Author(s):
Watkins, Alfred
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
22.9 x 15.4 x 4.4 cm
Edition:
1933
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
234
Publisher:
Methuen & Co. Ltd
Title:
The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites, and Mark Stones

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