SK2701 : Hoo Hill near Polesworth

near to Polesworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Hoo Hill near Polesworth
Hoo Hill near Polesworth
This glimpse of the obelisk on the hill is from the Coventry Canal just east of the B5000 Grendon Road crossing. The obelisk was probably erected in the 1850s to mark the supposed site of the Norman chapel of St Leonard at Hoo, demolished in 1538 in the course of Henry VIII's suppression of the monasteries. From the summit at 100m, beyond the monument, the northeast flank of the hill drops steeply to the floodplain of the River Anker at 65m in a distance of about 250m. The river, the canal and the railway skirt the hill at dramatically different levels within 100m of each other. Hoo has the same meaning as hoe, howe and heugh: a spur of land, "a height enduring abruptly or steeply".
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2012
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Friday, 2 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
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Hoo Hill 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2713 0184 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.8197N 1:36.0452W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2626 0206
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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