2014

SY6187 : Black Down Hill: Hardy Monument (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Portesham, Dorset, England

Black Down Hill: Hardy Monument (1)
Black Down Hill: Hardy Monument (1)
The 72 foot high monument to Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy is at a stunning location 780 feet above sea level on top of Black Down Hill. Overlooking Hardy's home village of Portesham, it was erected in 1844 by public subscription, the monument being representative of a spyglass as used on board ship (although some say an inverted cannon!). SY6085 : Portesham House: former home of the other Thomas Hardy (1)

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SY6187, 95 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Mike Searle   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 14 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6129 8759 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.2000N 2:32.9598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6123 8761
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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