SJ3819 : Safety Fencing on Nesscliffe Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to Nesscliffe, Shropshire, Great Britain

Safety Fencing on Nesscliffe Hill
Safety Fencing on Nesscliffe Hill
Since my last visit in 2003 a lot of safety fencing has been erected to keep visitors away from the western edge of the hill. I think my earlier photo SJ3819 : View from the top of Nesscliffe Hill was taken from the area now fenced off here.
Nesscliffe Hill
Nesscliffe Hill is a large red sandstone outcrop on the Shropshire Plain. The western side of the outcrop has been quarried and the stone used in many local buildings. This area is popular with rock climbers.
The ramparts of an Iron Age hillfort can be found on the northern part of the hill.
Cut into the quarried face is a man-made cave, reputedly the home of 'Wild' Humphrey Kynaston, a highwayman who lived from 1474-1534. The cave is known to have been occupied by a family of nine in the 18th century.
The Earls of Bradford who once owned the hill built tea pavilions on the top and held dances and archery contests there. The sixth Earl was a keen forester and planted exotic species such as Californian redwoods and rhododendrons on the hill.
Nesscliffe Hill is access land and is a part of Nesscliffe Hill Country Park which has three distinct areas - The Cliffe, Hopton Hill and Nesscliffe Hill.
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SJ3819, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010
Category
Country park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 384 193 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0878N 2:54.8303W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 384 193
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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