SJ3819 : Nesscliffe Hill Country Park

taken 15 years ago, near to Nesscliffe, Shropshire, Great Britain

Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
Nesscliffe Hill Country Park
The abseiling cliff looking south.
Nesscliffe Hill
Nesscliffe Hill is a large red sandstone outcrop on the Shropshire Plain. The western side of the outcrop has been quarried and the stone used in many local buildings. This area is popular with rock climbers.
The ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort can be found on the northern part of the hill.
Cut into the quarried face is a man-made cave, reputedly the home of 'Wild' Humphrey Kynaston, a highwayman who lived from 1474-1534. The cave is known to have been occupied by a family of nine in the 18th century.
The Earls of Bradford who once owned the hill built tea pavilions on the top and held dances and archery contests there. The sixth Earl was a keen forester and planted exotic species such as Californian redwoods and rhododendrons on the hill.
Nesscliffe Hill is access land and is a part of Nesscliffe Hill Country Park which has three distinct areas - The Cliffe, Hopton Hill and Nesscliffe Hill.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 July, 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 April, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 385 192 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0344N 2:54.7669W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 385 192
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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