Pendle Hill Summit Stones

Twelve carved stones are to be buried around the trig point on Pendle Hill. Artist Henrietta Armstrong has been working on the project since June 2018 as part of the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership project. This February half term is your chance to see them before they go.

16 – 23 February, 10 – 3 daily
The Garage, Brierfield

 The project draws on symbolism, geology, ancient rituals and traditions. The twelve stones are currently being fabricated from locally sourced limestone and cast cement. Each will be engraved with designs relating to different aspects of the hill, influenced by creative sessions with local community groups and conversations with residents from all over Pendle.

The stones will soon be taken up the hill, where they will be partially buried in a circle around the trig point,with the majority of each stone hidden from view. These mysterious objects will remain underground, to be discovered by archaeologists of the future.

In February half term (16 – 23rd Feb), local people and visitors to the area are invited to drop in to The Garage at Northlight to the Pendle Hill Summit Stones before they go. This is a one-off chance to see the stones, and to become part of a new myth in the making.

The commission, managed by In-Situ, is part of The Gatherings – the art and people strand of Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership – a four year project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve Pendle Hill, making it more accessible and enjoyable for the people of Pendle for years to come. This project is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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