SO6519 : Pingary's Tump, Wigpool Common

taken 15 years ago, near to Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Pingary's Tump, Wigpool Common
Pingary's Tump, Wigpool Common
This was open land, grazed through commoner's rights. Once there would have been views from this point on the edge of the Forest of Dean scarp, views of use to the Ordnance Survey. Since then the common has been planted.

Pingary, Pingry or Pingery's Tump like a lot of hilltops was used as a site for gallows - in 1723 Eli Hatton, was hanged for the murder of a carpenter, Tom Twibervile. The Mitcheldean Parish Council website also mentions that there was gold mining in the area as well.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 April, 2004   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 May, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 65517 19211 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.2240N 2:30.1347W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 655 192
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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