Wood Engravings

In 2015 you will be able to enjoy at Hope Farm House Barn the Dark and White Collection of engravings of the Peak District – a wonderful artistic surprise! I’ll be adding notes about individual engravings throughout the year.

18 Mar 2015

Clulow Cross

Clulow Cross

Clulow Cross stands on a prehistoric barrow just off the A54 near Wincle, camouflaged by a clump of beech trees with trunks of similar appearance to itself. It is classified as a Mercian pillarstone, i.e. dating from the Anglo-Saxon period, and is an unusual round pillar. It is almost certainly in its original setting as […]

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13 Feb 2015

Narrowdale

Narrowdale - the End of the Road

Half an hour’s walk from the barn is this little settlement. Invisible from the road, up a narrow, steep-sided valley which goes nowhere, all that is left now are these two abandoned farms. One family lived here for 600 years, until 1909, and it passed into other hands. The last farmer left only 5 years […]

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