“For me it is like a sphinx presiding over the Teme Valley; an animalian silhouette against the skies.” The sculptor Stephen Cox is describing Titterstone Clee Hill in Shropshire, on whose flanks he lives. In moving to this rural part of Britain a decade ago, Cox found himself in no ordinary circumstances.

Soon afterwards, he was invited to exhibit with the Meadow Gallery at Burford House, and he began to research the area. He discovered that Titterstone Clee Hill is featured on the great medieval Mappa Mundi, one of the treasures of Hereford Cathedral. “I found myself on one of the most ancient ...


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