Stourport Texts 18th March 2007
The primary event - John Fennyhouse Greens landscape assessment confirmed, a day later, by Brindleys instruction.
If canal is brot above... If Bason is made there...And I was there ordered to measure it.
And a stubble field becomes a basin.
The particularity of the moment recurring again and again, clueing in a 240 year memory trace of the original survey line through Wilson Roberts meadow.
The site is a place where a piece should be but isnt. [Robert Smithson]
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"For the measurement of a distance...which is not a line on the ground, difficulty is incurred in ensuring that the measurement is made a straight line. To overcome this, one observer can remain at A, while his helper walks towards D placing poles (or ranging rods) as he goes. By fixing his eyes on D, the observer at A can so direct that the ranging rods are placed in a straight line."
[H. A. Chapman: 'Geography for Civil Service Candidates' 1938]