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hidden from view. And assuming this theory to be correct, this would be another instance of an early Saxon monumental stone appropriated in post-Norman times to quite another use by the addition of a Christian symbol.
The present gardener told me that when the rockery was formed, about fifteen years ago, during the incumbency of the Rev. F. V. Thornton, he assisted in removing the inscribed stone from Pigs' Court, a short distance below the Rectory (where it was built into an old wall), to its present site. But no notice was then taken of its monumental character.
SAMUEL J. WILLS.
ARCHEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HEREFORD.-We have much pleasure in publishing the following prospectus of the scheme proposed for an archæological map of the county of Hereford, kindly sent to us by Mr. James Davies. The question of the desirability of setting on foot an archæological survey of Wales will be discussed at the meeting of the Committee of the Cambrian Archæological Association to be held at Shrewsbury next spring. In the meantime suggestions and correspondence on the subject are invited.
ED. Arch. Camb.
"132, Widemarsh Street, Hereford. "30th September 1891.
"Dear Sir, We are requested to draw your attention to the enclosed prospectus of a scheme which was started at the Llanthony Meeting of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club, and to invite your co-operation in the carrying it out to a successful issue. The work would soon be accomplished if each person to whom this circular is addressed would be good enough to set down on the printed forms such information as he possesses of the archæological objects in his neighbourhood. The interest and value of the information thus tabulated can hardly be over-estimated. The Committee therefore trust that you will render such assistance, pecuniarily and otherwise, as lies in your power.
J. O. BEVAN, "Honorary Secretaries to Herefordshire Archæological Map Committee.
"Woolhope Naturalists' Field-Club. Archæological Section.-It is proposed to compile an index of antiquities and archæological map of the county of Hereford. The assistance of the members of the Club, and of all who take an interest in antiquarian subjects is solicited in order to render the work complete.
"General Scheme of the Work.-A set of Maps of the 6-in. Ordnance
Survey is kept at the Rooms of the Committee,-provisionally at 132, Widemarsh Street, Hereford. On this it is proposed to mark all objects of archæological interest in the county. When the map is complete, a reduced copy of the map and an index of sites will be published with the Transactions of the Club.
"It is proposed to divide the work into four sections or periods, viz. :
"1. Præ-Roman: (a), Early British trackways and camps, earthworks and tumuli, beacons and fords; (b), megalithic remains, cists, palæolithic and neolithic implements, bronze objects, celts, palstaves, spear-heads, sepulchral relics, etc.
"2. Roman: Cemeteries, interments, tombs, and sepulchral relics, foundations, camps, roads, forges, hoards of coins, pottery, glass, personal ornaments, sites of early churches and other ecclesiastical remains.
"3. Anglo-Saxon: Barrows, cemeteries, interments and sepulchral relics, coins, glass objects, personal ornaments, arms, etc., sites of churches and ecclesiastical structures.
Churches and ecclesiastical buildings, sites of
"4. Norman castles, battles, etc.
"Finds of single coins, etc., whether Roman, Early British, or Anglo-Saxon, may be noticed and recorded, but need not be entered on the maps. The exact locality of such discoveries should always be given, together with the date of discovery, and a reference to any published account.
Printed tabular forms can be obtained from the Honorary Secre
"Any friends willing to assist, either by personal investigation, or by reading and giving reference to the various books relating to the county, are requested to communicate with the Honorary Secretaries; and to prevent confusion and double labour, they are invited to notify the share they are willing to take.
"Members of the Club and contributors can render much assistance by purchasing the single sheets of the Ordnance Survey for their own districts, and filling them up at home; but in all cases the tabular form should also be used. Single sheets of the 6-inch Ordnance Survey can be purchased direct from E. Stanford, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, S.W., or through Messrs. Jakeman and Carver, Hereford, at a cost of 1s. 3d. each; and a skeleton map, showing the divisions of the county, can be obtained for 3d. (including postage in both cases).
"Names of fields are most important, especially those occurring in charters, court-rolls, parish or tithe-maps, rate-books, terriers, etc. Names appearing to bear special significance should be marked on the return; and such as cannot be identified should be recorded under the head of the parish to which they belong, together with full particulars of their occurrence. Much information on these points can often be obtained from the maps and plans issued in auctioneers' catalogues on the sale of estates. Members are re
quested to send sale-catalogues of any estate in their neighbourhood to the Honorary Secretaries.
Correspondents should note that in a county such as Herefordshire, bordering on Wales, there occur Anglicised corruptions of Welsh names, with historical or topographical indications that may be worthy of record.
"As the funds of the Woolhope Club are not available, the Archæological Map Committee appeal for donations towards the necessary expenses, which may be paid to either of the Honorary Secretaries. Several contributions have been already promised."
The Pont Vaen Stone, Cardiganshire. (See p. 319.)
Reproduced from the Gardener's Chronicle, Sept. 21, 1878, by kind
Holy wells, 8
Halkin Church, 58
Herefordshire, archæological map Manx Ogams, 38
Llanelian holy well, 10
Lake-dwellings of Europe, 150
Maen y Chwyfan sculptured
Moel y Gaer, Halkin, 59