SU5284 : Churn Knob

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).
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Andrew Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SU5284, 33 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph (First for SU5284)
First in 5 Years (TPoint) ?
Date Taken
Sunday, 26 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 February, 2006
Tumulus   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 521 846 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.4731N 1:14.9926W
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

This page has been viewed about 235 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register
Get Involved