TL2966 : The Turf Maze - Hilton

taken 6 years ago, near to Hilton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The Turf Maze - Hilton
The Turf Maze - Hilton
The maze is approximately 55 ft in diameter with a stone pillar at its centre. The inscription on the pillar records that the maze was cut by William Sparrow (16411729) in 1660. The Latin inscriptions, above and below a coat of arms, reads 'Sic transit gloria mundi' ('Thus the glory of the world passes away') and 'Gvlielmvs Sparrow, Gen., natvs ano. 1641. Aetatis svi 88 qvamdo obiit, hos gyros fornavit anno 1660' ('William Sparrow, Gentleman, born in the year 1641. Aged 88 when he died, he formed these circles in the year 1660'). An inscription in English reads 'William Sparrow departed this life the 25th August, Anno Domini 1729, aged 88 years'. The maze is of the traditional style and is said to resemble the pavement labrinth at Chartres Cathedral. At the time of this visit some restoration work appeared to be in progress.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2926 6622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.7362N 0:6.4034W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2926 6621
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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