SU5284 : Churn Knob

taken 13 years ago, near to Blewbury, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Churn Knob
Churn Knob
The knob is a tumulus. The cross is there because the roots of Christianity in Wessex can purportedly be traced to here. Apparently St Birinus, who had been sent by Pope Honorius I in 634, first met King Cynegils of Wessex on this site. Nowadays an annual pilgrimage takes place from here to Dorchester Abbey at Dorchester-on-Thames (about 12 miles).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 February, 2006
Tumulus   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 521 846 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.4731N 1:14.9926W
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