Folklore of the British Landscape – A Case Study

Academic blog looking at the Deneholes of Hangmans Wood in Little Thurrock, Essex, UK.

  • Looking Forward: Contemporary Interactions with an Ancient Woodland

    December 3, 2019 by

    Nowadays, the Deneholes of Hangmans Wood do not generate nearly as much curiosity as they did during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, that hasn’t stopped the site from catching the attention of Historic England, who have named it a Scheduled Monument and included it in their 400,000 strong list of historically and… Read more

  • Past Reflections: Historical Interactions with the Site

    December 1, 2019 by

    After learning about the folkloric association of Deneholes and Hangmans Wood, it is now time to turn attention towards how the people of the area interacted with the site in the past. In 1899, W. H. Hamer published an article in The Idler, a monthly ‘gentlemen’s’ magazine that is now defunct. Hamer provides a 7… Read more

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