TQ3612 : Ditchling Cross

taken 8 years ago, near to Plumpton, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Ditchling Cross
Ditchling Cross
The cross was a former chalk figure cut into the side of the northern escarpment of the South Downs. The trenches in the foreground with the darker green turf can just be made out up close but needs a fine eye and knowledge of its exact whereabouts to see from below. The cross was cut in the 13th century by the monks of St Pancras Abbey to commemorate the fallen of the Battle of Lewes in 1264 and was shaped like a Greek Cross and measured roughly 100 feet by 90 feet. A memorial was placed here in 1924 but was destroyed in 1977. In the distance below is Plumpton College and beyond that the Low Weald.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 October, 2009
Chalk hill figure   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 360 127 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.9143N 0:4.0102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 360 127
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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