Photographer's Note

This photo was taken on my favourite hill. It is called St Roche's Hill, and is just North of the "Capital" city of West Sussex, Chichester. It is just to the West of Goodwood Racecourse, and offers views over a large stretch of the South Coast of England. You can see (on a clear day) as far as Portsmouth in the West and nearly as far as Worthing in the East. I took this on one of the few opportunities I have had to get out of London following the birth of my son.

Some more historical info:
St. Roche's hill in West Sussex is a lone hill that rises to 206 feet and commands an excellent view all round. The hill is famous for the Iron-Age hillfort on its summit, called the Trundle, which has also caused the hill itself to be named 'Trundle Hill'. The history of the hill can be traced back to the Paleolithic, as will be seen from the section on archaeology, but successive generations have built on the hill for one reason or another. Before the hillfort was a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure, whilst following the construction of the Iron-Age hillfort, the hill was occupied, probably into the Romano-British period. More modern buildings include a chapel and a windmill, both now gone, leaving a pair of radio masts to take advantage of the height of the hill. It is not known whether the hillfort was used defencively at the time it was built, but the hill was used by the Clubmen in the 17th century and as a beacon site to warn against attack (Haines 1880 p.152) by the French, which was lit in 1745, causing much alarm in the surrounding countryside. The parish boundary of Lavant and Singleton heads East-West past the camp, heading around the south side of the rampart before heading of on its previous course. There is good evidence that this boundary goes back to at least 725CE, when it is mentioned in a charter where Nunna, King of Sussex grants land to the Bishop of Selsey (Curwen 1929 p.34).

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The photo has been re-sized, and a tiny adjustment of the colour balance

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Toby Hillman (tobyh) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 17] (132)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-11
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Exposição: f/4, 1/800 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-14 13:01
Viewed: 1547
Points: 4
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