Friday 2 August 2013

The Underhill Archive

HMJ Underhill Archive: Introduction The archive consists of a collection of hand-painted glass (lantern) slides that depicted the "Megalithic Monuments of Great Britain," dating to 1897-1905 and attributed to H.M.J. Underhill. The slides showed the stone circles at Stonehenge, Avebury, Stanton Drew and the Rollright Stones. Miscellaneous slides depicted other prehistoric monuments: Menhir at Dartmoor and the Sarsen Stones and Wayland's Smithy on the Oxfordshire Ridgeway.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one, Tim!
    I dearly love these old SH schematics.
    The artists spend a huge amount of effort on detailing the precise position and relationships of every Stone - all done with only a tape measure and perhaps a transit.

    But after all that work, you'd think they'd have brought a compass to the site ...


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