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Author Topic: St. Catherine's Hill, Winchester  (Read 4800 times)
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« on: August 21, 2014, 17:21:26 PM »

St. Catherine's Hill, just outside Winchester, is the site of an Iron Age hill fort which is a scheduled ancient monument. I used to visit here quite regularly in my youth, sometimes walking from Southampton along the Itchen Navigation, and cycling at other times. The effort involved was always worth it, simply for the stunning views from the summit. A quick look on Wiki shows there is a much later miz-maze cut in the turf (which I remember well), and the ruins of St. Catherine's Chapel (which, for some reason, I have no memory of whatsoever).
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 16:05:26 PM »

Here's St. Catherine's Hill on an old postcard, not much sign of it being a hill fort from this viewpoint.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 16:40:43 PM »

First photograph shows St. Catherine's Hill viewed from St. Giles Hill, the other two are from West Hill Cemetery.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2015, 09:33:48 AM »

A couple of pages, extracted from WORK 14/1463 at the National Archives, regarding excavations in the 1920's. Rather an odd way of spelling the name?

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2015, 18:56:22 PM »

Same source as above..

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 14:44:10 PM »

A letter from the same source..

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 14:36:13 PM »

Illustrated London News - Saturday 02 August 1930

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