TM2241 : One of the Seven Hills of Nacton

taken 8 years ago, near to Nacton, Suffolk, Great Britain

One of the Seven Hills of Nacton
One of the Seven Hills of Nacton
There are a number of tumuli in Nacton woods marked on the OS map; collectively they are known as The Seven Hills (a common name for such tumuli - there are at least two other "Seven Hills" in East Anglia, both of which also refer to a local concentration of burial mounds). Despite the name, the Pastscape record (accessible via the web link below) lists at least 12 in this area - presumably "The Seven Hills" just has a nice ring about it. This example (entry 'C' in the Pastscape record) is probably the best preserved and easiest to identify in the local area, although it can only be readily seen in winter or early spring - in high summer it is completely obscured by undergrowth. A field report from 1962 measured this mound at 20 mteres in diameter and 1.3 mteres high. For further details on this ancient monument see the entry on thetumulussite.com: LinkExternal link
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TM2241, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 August, 2010
Category
Tumulus   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 224 411 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.4476N 1:14.4850E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 224 411
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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