Jenny's Lantern

  • Description

    "Jenny's Lantern is the name of the hill. 'Jenny with the Lantern' is a local Northumberland name for Will o' the Wisp, the most common name given to the mysterious lights (possibly caused by marsh gas) that were said to lead travellers from the well-trodden paths into treacherous marshes. A search of the local archaeology record suggests the ruin was built in the Post Medieval period as a folly, probably for one of the large estates nearby. Phil Thirkell has a more likely explanation of the name here [[1209313]]" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2006.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 361 times
    Picture Taken: 2006-07-28
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