SY8594 : Thomas Hardy Locations, Far From the Madding Crowd(4)

taken 10 years ago, near to Bere Regis, Dorset, Great Britain

Thomas Hardy Locations, Far From the Madding Crowd(4)
Thomas Hardy Locations, Far From the Madding Crowd(4)
This is Woodbury Hill known as the site of Greenhill Fair in the novel where Bathsheba Everdene watched Troy ride the part of Dick Turpin in an equestrian circus. Hardy says in the novel:-
"This yearly gathering was upon the summit of a hill which retained in good preservation the remains of an ancient earthwork, consisting of a huge rampart and entrenchment of an oval form encircling the top of the hill, though somewhat broken down here and there. To each of the two chief openings on opposite sides a winding road ascended, and the level green space of ten or fifteen acres enclosed by the bank was the site of the fair."
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SY8594, 14 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 17 February, 2008
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Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 855 947 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.1462N 2:12.3721W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 854 947
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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