Source of photograph: The Woodlanders in the Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels, 1920, Frontispiece.
According to the editors, who aopear to draw upon Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1913) by Herman Lea: "'The commanding heights called "High-Stoy" and "Bubb-Down Hill" overlook the landscape in which Little Hintock is supposed to be hid.' Most of the action of 'The Woodlanders' takes place here or in the immediate neighbourhood. Hermitage may be regarded as typical of Little Hintock and Minterne as exemplified in Great Hintock. The Hintocks may be said to embrace Hermitage, Hillfield, Middlemarsh, Minterne, and Melbury Bubb, in the northern part of the County of Dorset"
Scanned image and text 2002 by Philip V. Allingham
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