ST9130 : Beacon Hill

taken 11 years ago, near to Newtown, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill
This path runs north close to the top and on the west side of Beacon Hill, which is 237 m high. Beacon Hill is heavily wooded and lies in the south-west corner of the Fonthill Abbey estate, and close to the unclassified north-south road from Hindon to Newtown. The hill is greensand which forms an escarpment around the hill and is an southerly extension of the greensand ridge which runs from Dinton in the east to East Knoyle in the east, a distance of 12km.

In 1796 on the north-east side of the woods, the eccentric and obsessive novelist William Beckford, built a romantic gothic folly, Fonthill Abbey, which subsequently collapsed, see ST9230 : Lawn Lodge near Tisbury. Here is a print of the abbey which was painted from 'Beacon Terrace', which is possibly the east side of the hill, LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 15 July, 2007
Woodland > Woodland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 911 301 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.2096N 2:7.6698W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 911 300
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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