Some Notes on Robert Neill, his Novels and the Historical Background

This is a working site for unfinished information. The photo is from the back of "So Fair a House" (US first edition, 1960) and the signature page is from "Crown and Mitre" (UK first edition, 1970)


Preliminary notes


Some thoughts on annotation

Martin's first visit to the Robert Neill Archives in Preston

Family tree: Wickham & Barford: So Fair a House & The Shocking Miss Anstey

A Supposed crescent moonrise in Cheltenham

Wikidekia entry for Robert Neill

Location of 'Witchfire at Lammas'>

Martin's precis of notes in the Robert Neill Archives in Preston

Web page of Notes on Moon in Scorpio

Lancashire Archives 28-5-14 A

Lancashire Archives 28-5-14 B

Foxglove (digitalis) in Mist over Pendle and Witchcraft at Lammas

NOTE: The PDF files below can be slow to load

Approximate timings for a 4Mb/sec download speed

PDF of Notes on Moon in Scorpio 8 pages, 7 seconds

PDF of the New Testament 653 pages, 30 seconds

PDF of the Old Testament 1983 pages, 50 seconds

PDF of the Bible 2638 pages, 115 seconds

You can trace the action in the Lancashire novels using the maps of 1850

INDEX: 1850 Ordnance Survey maps of Lancashire and the Pendle area at 10 inches to the mile

Or choose one of the maps below

Sabden Fold
Sabden Hall
Barley and Pendle
Weethead Height
Malkin Tower