ST5395 : The "tut" at Tutshill

taken 7 years ago, near to Tutshill, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The "tut" at Tutshill
The "tut" at Tutshill
The name derives from the ruined "tut", a local term for watchtower, on top of the hill overlooking the Wye and its ancient crossing point at Castleford. The tower is of uncertain date. After the town of Chepstow developed and a bridge was built over the Wye, the main road between England and Wales followed the steep hill directly up the river bank, now a footpath, between the bridge and Tutshill, until a new road looping around Castleford Hill was opened in 1808. This road carried traffic between the two countries until a new bridge was built at Chepstow in 1988, whereupon Tutshill was bypassed.
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ST5395, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 July, 2010
Category
Watch tower   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 537 950 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.1124N 2:40.2380W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 537 950
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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