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This book presents a series of aerial photographs from all over Northumberland, taken by an author who is intimately connected with all the sites on the ground. Stan Beckensall has written about these sites, excavated some of them and photographed them all. To begin with, the photographs cover a specific archaeological excavation over a period of four years, then set this into its wider context in order to show the value of aerial photography. Others cover selected places on the coast, hills and scarplands, towns, villages, monuments, fortifications, church sites, industries, land use, water, estates and deserted villages. Many of these are famous on the tourist maps, but others are less well-known. All are accompanied by perceptive observations on what can be seen in the images and provide a fascinating new perspective on this area.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752446882
ISBN-10: 0752446886
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stan Beckensall

STAN BECKENSALL was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters Degree by Newcastle University for his work in archaeology, literature and education, has been a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Scotland, and is an expert on prehistoric rock-art, serving on the English Heritage Steering Committee. This is his tenth book for Tempus, including Northumberland: Shadows of the Past, Prehistoric Rock Art in Northumberland and Hexham. He currently lives in Hexham, Nortumberland.

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