Posts Tagged ‘field names’

Field names and changing landscapes

Posted on: 4th July 2013 No Comments

  Good news! We now have a large printed tithe map of Manaccan Parish up in the snack shack at Kestle Barton. Courtesy of the Cornwall Records Office, this map shows past field names from the area, providing a fascinating incite into how the land was once used and the old field boundaries that existed. As part of […]

Getting creative with field names…

Posted on: 18th March 2013 No Comments

One thing that always fascinates me is the names that farmers give their fields. Often passed down through generations and outlined in old deeds, these names provide incites into the past use of fields. Sometimes the history of a field is passed along with the name… sometimes it is lost, leaving mysterious names, often in […]

Mystery solved!

Posted on: 1st February 2013 No Comments

Here is artist Lousie McClary on her recent discoveries around her local fields… I have been having a lovely time drawing down at Bonnal farm, wandering the lanes and watching the trees start to form those lovely red tops now the buds are getting ready to burst forth. I found a fantastic field with beautiful […]

The snow reaches Cornwall… ‘Snow in Pellago field’

Posted on: 21st January 2013 No Comments

The silent field, rabbit footprints and the soft sweeping of bird wings… Louise We’ve got snow in South-West Cornwall! Here are some photographs from Louise McClary of Pellago field… It’s amazing how much snow can change the landscape, making familiar places exciting and new. We hope everyone is enjoying the snow and managing to stay […]

A murmuration of starlings

Posted on: 7th December 2012 2 Comments

Here are some more thoughts and paintings by artist Louise McClary, alongside a poem by John Clare and short film… ‘We are I know really in the clutches of winter, now but it seems to me that the birds are still doing their autumn thing. Crossing ‘pelaggo’ field at dusk its like the rooks and […]

Water colours in ‘Flat field’

Posted on: 27th November 2012 No Comments

Here’s another post and beautiful water colour by artist Louise McClary… Catching the last of the sun last week I decided to visit Halonoweth farm to my favorite field that overlooks the creek. We have ( that’s me and the farmers) always named it  “Flat Field ” now with the tythe map we now know […]

‘PELAGGO’ field

Posted on: 16th November 2012 No Comments

Following on from the last blog post here is some more text and some beautiful sketches  by artist Louise McClary- On the other side of the road, not on the riverside, is “PELAGGO ” field. It seems this field used to be two fields, ‘Pelaggo’ and ‘Bens Pelaggo’… I have been walking this field for […]

Artist Louise McClary spending time on Halonoweth Farm

Posted on: 13th November 2012 No Comments

Louise McClary (http://louisemcclary.com) is an artist who lives and works near Manaccan. Louise attended our oral history training last week and is now armed with a recorder to go and interview a local farming family she knows. Here is a slideshow of photographs Louise has sent over with descriptions- Weighing the cows before the butcher […]

Remembering ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’

Posted on: 1st October 2012 No Comments

A great year with lots of memories. Here are just a few highlights from the project… Really interesting to find out field names, often passed down through generations, they tell stories of past land usage. Here we had a large aerial photograph printed and invited farmers to come an name their fields- each number corresponds […]