Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 13/52)

[picture: 48.---Hugh Lloyd's Pulpit]

48.—Hugh Lloyd’s Pulpit

“The group of stones at Festiniog in Merionethshire, called Hugh Lloyd’s pulpit (Fig. 48), is also a natural production.” (p. 18) [more...] [$]

[picture: 49.---Huts in a Cingalese Village.]

49.—Huts in a Cingalese Village.

The Cingalese people are the natives of Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka. [more...] [$]

[picture: 50.---Gaulish Huts.]

50.—Gaulish Huts.

“In the neighbourhood of Llandaff were, in King’s time, several modern pig-sties, of a peculiar construction; and he held that the form of these was derived from the dwellings of the ancient Britons. (Fig. 55.) This form certainly agrees with the description which Strabo gives of the houses of the Gauls, which he says were constructed of poles and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 51.---Plan and Section of Chun Castle]

51.—Plan and Section of Chun Castle

Chûn Castle is in West Penwith, Cornwall; it was built about 2,500 years ago. Remains of tin smelting have been found there, strengthening the suggestions that tin mining was active in Cornwall [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 52.---Plan of Chambers at Ballyhendon]

52.—Plan of Chambers at Ballyhendon

“Camden has given a rude [crude] representation of two caverns near Tilbury in Essex, “spacious caverns in a chalky cliff, built very artificially of stone to the height of ten fathoms [18 metres, or 60 feet], and somewhat straight at the top. [...]” The universality of the practice is shown in the caves which were discovered in Ireland, in 1829, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 53.---Plan of Chambers on a Farm twelve miles from Ballyhendon]
[picture: 54.---Ground Plan and Section of the Subterranean Chamber at Carrighhill.]

54.—Ground Plan and Section of the Subterranean Chamber at Carrighhill.

I think the place mentioned is probably Carrick, and in particular either the neolithic Carrick East Burial Chamber or Carrigadoon Hill, but I am not certain. At any rate the text makes clear that it is in Ireland, but says nothing more. The cited archaeological report [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 55.---Welsh Pigsty.]

55.—Welsh Pigsty.

“Of the domestic buildings of the early Britons there are no remains, if we except some circular stone foundations, which may have been those of houses. It is concluded, perhaps somewhat too hastily, that their houses were little better than the huts of the rude tribes of Africa or Asia in our own day (Fig. 49). In the neighbourhood of Llandaff were, [...] [more...] [$]


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