SJ2929 : Oswald's Trail, Oswestry

taken 3 years ago, near to Oswestry, Shropshire, Great Britain

Oswald's Trail, Oswestry
Oswald's Trail, Oswestry
Part of the 20km long Oswald's Trail around Oswestry. A nearby information board states that the Battle of Maserfield is thought to have been fought near what is now Oswestry in 642, between Anglo-Saxon kings Penda of Mercia and Oswald of Northumbria. Oswald was killed in this battle and dismembered. According to legend, one of his arms was carried to an ash tree by a raven. Miracles were later attributed to the tree as Oswald was considered a saint. This is the legendary derivation of the name Oswestry (Oswald's Tree). The Welsh name for the town is Croesoswallt (Oswald's Cross).
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2945 2975 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.6356N 3:2.9586W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2947 2992
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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