A little background about myself…..I was born in Guildford, the county town of Surrey in 1943 and lived there until I was married. In 1976 we moved to Ewhurst in Surrey, not far from the Sussex border. Our two children are now in their forties and we have two grandsons. My first job after leaving Guildford School of Art was as a cartographic draughtsman with the Central Electricity Generating Board, but hankering after the outdoor life, I trained as a land surveyor, a job which took me all over the British Isles. In 1970 I became self-employed, eventually retiring in September 2012 as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. I now do part-time consultancy and manage some land survey work from my garden office. I aim to spend at least one day a week making site visits, researching and writing.
I am not an academic, and as you will see, not gifted in the art of writing (Getting my excuses in early). My purpose is to set out my findings for others, more educated and more specialised than myself, to take this data and to maybe suggest some meaning to it all, if indeed there is any.
The location plan below shows the alignments in relation to the settlements in the area. This plan will not mean a lot until it is viewed in conjunction with the alignment pages.
The photographic illustrations are in JPG format – clicking on them will bring them into your photo viewer. Site plans and alignment illustration plans are attached to the relevant pages as PDF links. This allows plans to be viewed and, if required, printed to scale by clicking on the accompanying title text. To view a PDF (Portable Document File) it may be necessary to download a suitable program. The best free reader is Adobe Acrobat, but most modern computers will have a PDF reader installed.
The header photograph is St Martha’s Hill photographed from Newlands Corner Barrow.
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