The Writing of 'THE HOG OF STAENINGAS'
Staeningas was the old name for Steyning, a picturesque village in West Sussex. I had an idea for creating my own legend inspired by the medieval names of manors, the ruins of Bramber Castle high on its mound and a series of conjectural maps showing how the village had ‘moved’ further and further inland as the River Adur silted and receded from the fourteenth century onwards.
Conjectural map of Saxon Staeningas
Map of 19th century Steyning