Panoramic View of the Broader Landscape
The picturesque olde worlde character of most
neighbouring villages can be guessed from their names:† Rat Dyke, Foul Fen, Dank, Guttering, High Camp, Down
Market, Wrath, Snare, Dry Bicker, Scab, The Nackers, Scum, Crudely, Blight
Fen and Great and Little Harm.
Some villages are still being discovered or
Bank, for example, has sprung up around a refuse disposal dump. At
least one village actually migrates from place to place within the fen.
Windy Huts is a
lawless place inhabited by ruffians chiefly employed in the local industry at
Sheds. See Job-Givers.
For Pious End, see Religion.
If youíd like to know more about the villages of
Grunty Fen - including the peripatetic - then you need Crattendune
from the album Archive
If youíd like a map of the area (see left),
please go to Dennisís
The map, from which many of our illustrations are
taken, is a delight to behold, being full of wonderful detail and covering an
area from the lower limits of the Great Rhubarb Forest to south of the village
of Gt Harm.