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Watts Hill

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Location  Dorset, England
OS grid  ST673036
Prominence  69 m
Parent range  Dorset Downs
Elevation  262 m
Parent peak  Lewesdon Hill
Watts Hill
Topo map  OS Landranger 194 Explorer No. 117

Watts Hill is a hill in the Dorset Downs and one of the highest in the county of Dorset, England. The height of the summit is variously recorded as 261 metres or 262 metres.

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Map of Watts Hill, Dorchester, UK

Location

Watts Hill lies about 1½ miles north of Cerne Abbas above the village of Minterne Parva, and about 12 kilometres north of Dorchester, the county town. It is the highest point on a north-south ridge, on the southern spur of which is the Cerne Abbas Giant, an old landmark whose origin is unclear. A mile to the northwest is Dogbury Hill and, on the far side of the A352 is Telegraph Hill and High Stoy, a popular filming location.

History

There is much evidence of prehistoric settlement in the area. Near the Giant there are the remains of an ancient settlement, a tumulus and an earthwork on the southern spur near Cerne Abbas, and similar features further north near Dogbury.

References

Watts Hill Wikipedia


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