TQ1312 : Chanctonbury Ring

taken 12 years ago, near to Washington, West Sussex, Great Britain

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Chanctonbury Ring
Chanctonbury Ring
The eastern side just about protrudes into this square. Chanctonbury Hill is the highest point here and affords views to the North Downs and the Isle of Wight, I was even able to make out the towers of Fawley Oil Refinery in the evening sun. First inhabited by tribesman from the Bronze Age, the defensive works are from the Iron Age, whilst the Romans built a temple in the middle and the Saxons used it as a fort. Throughout the ages it has been used as a beacon and had become a tourist attraction by the early 19th century. The ring has also been associated with hauntings, fairies and UFOs. The trees were planted in the earthworks by the Goring family from Wiston House below in around 1760 though most of those were lost in the hurricane of 1987. However, a descendent of Charles Goring replanted the crown with beech trees soon after.
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TQ1312, 102 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 October, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 October, 2008
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 139 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.8068N 0:22.8285W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 140 120
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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