cursus cerve route
cursus cerve route

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introduction to The Meet at The Sunken Garden
introduction to The Meet at The Sunken Garden

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Minster Abbey hind carving
Minster Abbey hind carving

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cursus cerve route
cursus cerve route

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Walking the Deer Line

A series of walks seeking out the remains of the Cursus Cerve, an ancient boundary line across Thanet caused in legend by a saint's pet deer. Along the walks I discussed archaeological and historical sites and told stories about these. In the spirit of a pilgrimage, participants received a ceramic token to mark their participation. I led three different walks, The Meet, The Pit, and An Ending

The Meet started at The Sunken Garden, Westbrook and went to St Mildred's Bay, through Westgate and on to Dent de Lion and back to the Sunken Garden via Garlinge

The Pit started at St Mildred's Church, Acol, and followed paths in the direction of Woodchurch before turning towards Cleve Court Farm, then following an ancient trackway to Plumstone Farm and back to St Mildred's Church.

An Ending started at Mary the Virgin Church, Minster and followed Watchester Lane, heading towards Sheriff's Court and back to Minster Church via Minster Abbey.

I am very grateful to have received funding for these walks from Kent County Council and a research bursary from 1927 Theatre Company.