SE7984 : Beacon Hill - Pickering

taken 12 years ago, near to Pickering, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Beacon Hill - Pickering
Beacon Hill - Pickering
Beacon Hill is a mainly natural mound. On the top, a 4m high ringwork, 30m across, was erected as a siegework to threaten the nearby Pickering Castle during the anarchy of the 1140's under King Stephen.
Pickering Castle was founded by William I during his campaign of 1069-70 in northern England. It was always owned by the King due to the nearby hunting Forest.
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SE7984, 486 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 19 February, 2006
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 793 844 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.9490N 0:47.0674W
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