Landings

Landings

by Richard Skelton

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Overview

Richard Skelton is an artist from northern England. Since 2005 he has produced a series of musical recordings and books that engage with the hidden histories and ecologies of specific landscapes. Landings is a collection of texts for the West Pennine Moors of Lancashire, UK, drawn from various sources, including historical treatises, maps, parish records, census data and the artist’s own diaries, notebooks and essays. The book obliquely documents his use of music, writing and photography as means of ‘colluding’ with the various agencies of the land: the seen and the unseen, the heard and the unheard, the ‘real’ and the imaginary, the living and the dead. Originally published in 2009 as a modest 96-page book, Landings has grown over the ensuing years as it attempts to record, transcribe and archive the voices of the here and now, the lost and forgotten.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999971854
Publisher: Corbel Stone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Richard Skelton is an artist, musician and writer from Lancashire in northern England. His work is informed by landscape, evolving from sustained immersion in specific environments and deep, wide-ranging research incorporating toponymy and language, ecology and geology, folklore and myth. Between 2005 and 2011, he ran his own acclaimed Sustain-Release Private Press, publishing music under such names as A Broken Consort, Clouwbeck and Heidika. He currently runs Corbel Stone Press with his wife, the Canadian poet, Autumn Richardson.

Table of Contents

Landings : Valley of the Small River (2009)

3 Anglezarke

7 The Copse at the Brow of School House Lane

8 A Meadow Below Noon Hill Wood

9 Noon Hill Wood

10 The Grey Bird

12 The Book

13 Scar Tissue

18 Child

19 Coda

21 Threads Across the River

27 Dismantled

28 Lines of Flight

29 I Wanted to Tell You

30 A Mandate

32 Source

34 Running a Line

38 Sounds of the Moor

40 Hollow (Reprise)

41 Green Withins Brook

43 Caged

44 Yield

45 Cling

46 A Fitting Gesture

49 Cuckoo

50 Seemed

51 Bringing in the May

52 Mirror

53 Of the Last Generation

55 By the Banks of the Yarrow

56 Hordern Stoops

58 Undertow

59 Voice of the Book

60 Offering

62 The Stair on the Moor

63 Scriptures

64 Beckoning

65 Firmament

66 Epitaph

67 From an Unmarked Ruin

69 Let Slip

71 Rapture

73 Pariah

74 Embers

79 Gone

80 Autumn

81 Fall

82 Mimesis

84 Made

85 On Samhain

86 River Song

87 Name

Landings : Names. Dates. Genealogies. (2011)

103 Something Unresolved

108 Relics

110 Custody

117 Abyss

118 Deserted

119 Anglezarke

122 Façade

123 Proximity

124 Miniature

126 Testimonies

127 The River Beneath

128 Feather

129 Root

132 Line

133 Echo

135 Rivington

139 Mere

140 Bond

141 Loom

142 Litany

Word-Hoard (2015)

153 Weight of Days

157 Quiet Fury

159 Reliquary

Chemical Memories (2019)

167 Limbs

168 Beginnings

171 Vision

172 Girl-Ghost

174 The Photograph

175 The Weaver’s Burden

176 Compass

177 Becoming

Appendices

Lancashire Dialect Terms

183 Of the Landscape

187 Of Plants

192 Of Animals, Insects, Etc

196 Of Farming

203 Of Fire

204 Of Weaving, Cloth-Making, Etc

206 Miscellaneous

209 Abbreviations

Farm Names from Census Records

214 Census Street Index, Anglezarke

216 Census Street Index, Rivington

Farm Names from Cartographic Records

227 The First Edition 6-Inch Map (1849)

230 The First Edition 25-Inch Map (1894)

234 A Digest

The Book

242 1 Wilcock’s Farm [(Butter Cross)]

243 2 Morris House

244 3 Alance

245 4 Parson’s Bullough

246 5 Stones House

247 6 Jepson’s

248 7 High Bullough

249 8 Peewet Hall

250 9 Fogg’s

251 10 Abbot’s

252 11 Wilkinson Bullough

253 12 & 13 Simm’s

255 14 Lower Hempshaws

256 15 Higher Hempshaws

257 16 Stoops

258 17 Old Knowles

259 18 Brown Hill

260 19 Higher House

261 20 Coomb

262 21 Old Rachel’s

263 22 Moses Cockers

264 23 Appendix

Notes

269 Landings : Valley of the Small River

285 Landings : Names. Dates. Genealogies.

290 Word-Hoard

291 Chemical Memories

292 Farm Names from Cartographic Records

293 The Book

Index

297 Brooks, Rivers & Streams

298 Hills & High Ground

299 Moors, Pasture & Shieling

300 Reservoirs & Water

300 Woods & Plantations

301 Birds & Bird Song

302 Trees

303 Flora, Fauna & Mineral

304 The Old Farms & Buildings

306 Other Notable References

307 Bibliography

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