Caistor St Edmund, Prehistoric Barrow Ditch - Trevor Ashwin

Norfolk's Seventh Sense? Caistor

Norfolk's Seventh Sense? Caistor. © T. Ashwin.

Norfolk's Seventh Sense?

'The living skin of the land is our seventh sense, a vast repository of memory of what, as a species, we have felt and done and dreamed.'

Richard Mabey, Fencing Paradise: reflections on the myths of Eden (2005)

Using photographic imagery, an archaeologist documents his attempts at deepening his acquaintance with his ‘home territory’: North Norfolk and the Norwich area. After many years of study, how well does he really know it?

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TG 22 04: Caistor St Edmund, prehistoric barrow ditch, NHER 9794

April 1991.

Shall we travel down the scars – or seek out the cracks and threads?

Digital image, 5512px x 3469px

Artist: Trevor Ashwin

Other works in the series are based on the site of a barrow at Guestwick, St Gile's multi-storey car park in Norwich, a Neolithic causewayed enclosure at Salthouse, a World War Two radar tower at Salthouse and the churchyard at Wood Dalling.

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