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Offline Riding With The Angels

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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2009, 00:02:25 »
You might have it there. It doesn't quite match the description although the slope of the land there is to the east the actual standing structure seems to face fairly N/S. The original description also says was on the face of a quarry and also at Binbury Manor which is on the opposite side of Cox St and further south. Its got to be worth a look though! At least to find out what it is! ;D

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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 22:57:29 »
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 22:11:51 »
I'm glad they have finally added WWI and WWII sites!

In proliferation! Although the markers are a little out and when a couple of hundred yards from a visible landmark translates into one that you have got to search for that could take some searching out. I guess that this link showing the sound mirror location being in the bottom of a cutting suggests that it is within the trees within a couple of hundred yards somewhere.  ???

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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 22:07:46 »
I'm glad they have finally added WWI and WWII sites!


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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 20:24:46 »
Thanks for the welcome. This is a great site!

It would be great to visit there and find evidence of one of the, if not THE first sound mirror.

Where would be the best place to start with archives? Local library?  ???

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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 23:56:03 »
Quite a few people are looking for that sound mirror near Binbury - concensus is that it is in one of the chalk quarries but covered over. 
More digging required [but probably best to start with the archives first!]
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Re: Detling sound mirror
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 18:46:47 »
Interesting article and from the description of the location it certainly seems to be the same place. I am not sure where there is/was a chalk face/cliff big enough for a 16' mirror but it would be interesting to find out. It whould have to have been somewhere in the region of NE-SE facing I would have thought to be aimed in the general direction of the continent.

Chalk pits in the hills anyone?

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Detling sound mirror
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 17:07:20 »
Hello all, first post from me. Great forum this.

Anyway, I have been looking into sound mirrors similar to those on the coast and discovered this article which refers to a Prof Mather cutting a mirror into a chalk face at Binbury manor. http://www.doramusic.com/soundmirrors.htm

Is this the same place?

 

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