Hidden East Anglia:


The Puddingstone Track: Deconstructed

  Puddingstone Track



Bibliography and source material


Each section below is in approximate chronological order. There were undoubtedly other articles and letters by the Rudges in a multitude of newspapers and journals - such as one that I know about in 'Hertfordshire Life' magazine at some unknown date - but I've been unable to track them down.


Published letters, articles & books about the Track by the Rudges:


E.A. & E.L. Rudge: 'Evidence for a Neolithic Trackway in Essex' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.28, part 4 (March 1950.)

Letters between E.A. Rudge and A. Morley Davies in the 'Bucks Examiner' from 21/7/1950 to 8/9/1950.

E.A. Rudge: 'The Puddingstone Track' (text of lecture given to the Stable Bond, 15/12/1950.)

Anonymous (with info from E.A. Rudge): 'Pudding-stones' in 'East Anglian Magazine' Vol.11, No.5 (Jan.1952.)

E.A. & E.L. Rudge: 'The Conglomerate Track' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.29, part 1 (March 1952.)

E.A. Rudge: Letter in the 'Herts Advertiser' 10/4/1952.

E.A. & E.L. Rudge: 'A Stone Age Trade Route in East Anglia' in 'Discovery' Vol.13, No.7 (July 1952.)

E.A. Rudge: 'The Puddingstone Trail: Further Discoveries' in 'East Anglian Magazine' Vol.11, No.9 (July 1952.)

E.A. Rudge: 'A History of Puddingstone' in 'Discovery' Vol.13, No.12 (Dec. 1952.)

E.A. Rudge: 'Statistical Evidence for a  Conglomerate Alignment in Essex' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.29, part 3 (1954)

E.A. Rudge: 'Further Observations on the Conglomerate Track' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.29, part 4 (1955.)

E.A. Rudge 'The Puddingstone Track' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.30, part 1(1957.)

Lilian Rudge: 'The Mystery of the Puddingstone Track' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.5, No.19 (Spring 1957.)

E.A. Rudge: Letter in the 'Bucks Examiner' 21/7/1961.

Lilian Rudge: 'Mystery of the Stones' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.10, No.68 (Sept. 1962.)

E.A. Rudge (ed. John Cooper) 'The Lost Trackway' (Puddingstone Study Group, 1994.)



Published articles about or referring to the Track by others:


Anonymous: '5000 Year Old Track Found', in unknown London/Essex newspaper, 30/10/1949.

Anonymous: Report of lecture given by Rudge to the Brentwood Historical Society, in the 'Essex Chronicle' 24/11/1950.

Anonymous: 'Chesham Parish Church built on Pudding-stones' in the 'Bucks Examiner' 22/2/1952.

John Hillaby: 'Britons Say 'Evil' Pudding Stones Are Markers for a Neolithic Trail' in the 'New York Times' 9/7/1952.

Anonymous: 'Mysterious Trail' in 'Time' magazine, 28/7/1952.

John Hillaby: 'The Oldest Highway' in the 'London Evening News' 12/8/1952.

Anonymous: in 'The People' 9/11/1952.

S. Hazzledine Warren: 'The Conglomerate Track' in 'Essex Naturalist' Vol.29, Part 3(1954.)

Anonymous: 'Old Stone-Age man knew a thing or two' in the 'Bury Free Press' 27/8/1954.

T.P.C. Mulholland: 'An Ancient Track in St. Albans', in 'Herts Countryside' June 1963.

Jean Hynes: 'The Pudding Stone Trail' in 'East Anglian Magazine' Vol.26 (Nov.1966-Oct.1967.)

Nigel Pennick: 'The Puddingstone' Track in 'Lantern' magazine No.13 (Spring 1970.)

Nigel Pennick: in 'Geomancy' (Cokaygne Publishing, 1973.)

David Tyler: 'The pebbly conglomerate known as Herts puddingstone' in 'Herts Countryside' Aug. 1979.

Anonymous: Report of lecture given by John Catt to Cheshunt Nat. Hist. Soc., in the 'Lea Valley Mercury' 30/4/82.

Jean Gardner: 'The Stone Age remains in Hertfordshire' in 'Herts Countryside' March 1989.

Chris Beney: 'Herts. Puddingstone, an ancient Footpath marker?' in the Bushey Footpath Newsletter, 1998.



Published letters about or referring to the Track by others:


A.M. Davies: Letter entitled 'Those Pudding-stones' in the  'Bucks Examiner' 29/2/52.

D.A. Campbell: Letter in the 'Herts Advertiser' 17/4/1952.

A.M.Davies: Letter in the 'East Anglian Magazine' Vol.11 (Sept.1951-Oct.1952), July 1952.

Julia Wood: Letter entitled 'Legacy of the Ice Age?' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.3, No.9 (Autumn 1954.)

M.J. Milne: Letter entitled 'Standing stones' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.3, No.10 (Winter 1954-5.)

H.S. Johnson: Letter in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.3, No.11 (Spring 1955.)

K. Dunbar: Letter in the 'Bucks Examiner' 7/7/1961.

Mr. Dover: Letter in 'Herts Countryside' May 1978.

R. Pilcher: Letter in the 'Chiltern News' (magazine of the Chiltern Society), 1982.



Other source or related material:


Letters between Dr. Rudge, Mrs R. Pilcher and others, along with press cuttings relating to the Puddingstone Track, held by Buckinghamshire Archives, Ref.D-X 931.              

Lilian Rudge: 'Pagan Stones and Essex Churches' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.4, No.16 (Summer 1956.)

E.A. Rudge: 'The Legend of the Pagan Stone' in 'Essex Countryside' Vol.10, No.64 (May 1962.)

'The Puddingstone Trail - fact or fantasy?' on the Megalithic Portal website.


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