SE2139 : The Billing

near to Rawdon, Leeds, Great Britain

The Billing
The Billing
This distinctive round little hill with its silly tuft of trees is visible for miles around. The OS calls it Billing Hill. According to 'A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire' by Thomas Langdale (1822): 'On the lofty ridge of Billinge, near here, says Dr. Whitaker, "was found, about the year 1780, a valuable remain of British antiquity. This was a torques of pure and flexible gold, perfectly plain, and consisting of two rods, not quite cylindrical, but growing thicker towards the extremities, and twisted together. Its intrinsic value was 18. sterling."'
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Sunday, 21 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 August, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 217 397 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.1849N 1:40.2964W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 21638 39529
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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