Dragon Hill, Uffington

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Dragon Hill
Dragon Hill.jpg
Dragon Hill viewed from the White Horse Hill, Uffington
Elevation 139 m (456 ft)
Location
Location Oxfordshire, England
OS grid SU300868
Topo map OS Landranger 174

Dragon Hill is a small hillock immediately below the Uffington White Horse on the border of the civil parishes of Uffington and Woolstone in the English county of Oxfordshire. In 1974 it was transferred from Berkshire.

Dragon Hill is a natural chalk hill with an artificial flat-top (situated on the scarp slope of White Horse Hill), to which clings the legend that it was on its summit that Saint George slew the dragon. A bare patch of chalk upon which no grass will grow is purported to be where the dragon's blood spilled. It has been suggested as some sort of Iron Age ritual site associated with the nearby hill-figure.

It is part of the White Horse group of monuments in the care of the National Trust.

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Coordinates: 51°34′45″N 1°34′06″W / 51.57927°N 1.56846°W / 51.57927; -1.56846