SK2701 : Obelisk and sheep on Hoo Hill, dusk

near to Polesworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Obelisk and sheep on Hoo Hill, dusk
Obelisk and sheep on Hoo Hill, dusk
This view of the obelisk is from beside the scary B5000 Grendon Road. It 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. Hoo has the same meaning as hoe, howe and heugh: a spur of land, "a height enduring abruptly or steeply". More of the story of this perplexing site is at SK2701 : Obelisk, Hoo Hill
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2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Near (from Tags)
Polesworth 
Place (from Tags)
Hoo Hill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2713 0184 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.8197N 1:36.0452W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2705 0191
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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