Lud’s Church, Leek

Lud’s Church could be Coleridge’s deep romantic chasm.  There’s the scale of a large chapel of the perpendicular style, moss-riddled and dropped with greenery.  It could be the shock of stumbling into it from the woods after quite a clamber up from the river.  In my imagination it was low in the valley whereas it … More Lud’s Church, Leek

The Rudston Monolith

It seems strange that the Rudston monolith isn’t more widely known, more of a draw.  There are reasons for this; in contrast to other ancient sites it doesn’t have the constructed nature of a full stone circle, and all that they evoke.  It’s not obviously aligned in any way to the landscape or the celestial.  … More The Rudston Monolith