Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 7/52)

[picture: 35.---Round Tower of Donoughmore.]

35.—Round Tower of Donoughmore.

“It is easy to understand how the same religion prevailing in neighbouring countries might produce monuments of a similar character; but we find the same in the far east, in lands separated from ours by pathless deserts and wide seas. So it is with those remarkable structures, the Round Towers of Ireland; which were considered ancient even in the twelfth [...] [more...]


[picture: 36.---Kit's Coty House near Aylesford, Kent]

36.—Kit’s Coty House near Aylesford, Kent

Kit’s Coty House is a neolithic chambered tomb. It is mentioned in Pepys’ diary, but has suffered damage since this plate was made. [more...]


[picture: 37.---Kit's Coty House.]

37.—Kit’s Coty House.

Sheep graze by the neolithic burial tomb while two shepherds wait. [more...]


[picture: 38.---King's Coty House]

38.—King’s Coty House

Another picture of King’s Coty’s House; compare Fig. 37. There is also a picture of this in Francis Grose’s Antiquities. [more...]


[picture: 39.---Trevethy Stone]

39.—Trevethy Stone

Trevethy Stone, also known as Trethevy Quoit, is a Domen or Cromlech near Liskeard in Cornwall. [more...]


[picture: 40.---Cromlech at Plas Newydd, Anglesey]

40.—Cromlech at Plas Newydd, Anglesey

See also Grose’s Antiquities for an older engraving of this neolithic burial tomb. [more...]


[picture: 41.---Constantine Tolman, Cornwall]

41.—Constantine Tolman, Cornwall

I believe this Tolman was destroyed in 1869, although I found no reference to it at the Constantine Village Web site. [more...]


[picture: Walyand Smith's Cave]

42.—Wayland Smith’s Cave

In the neighbourhood of Lambourn, in Berkshire, are many barrows, and amongst them is found the cromlech called Wayland Smith. The tradition which Scott has so admirably used in his ‘Kenilworth’ that a supernatural smith here dwelt, who would shoe a traveller’s horse for a “consideration,” is one of the many superstitions that belong to these places [...] [more...]


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