Arbury Hill

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Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill, Northamptonshire 17th April 2008 (1).JPG
Arbury Hill from the west
Highest point
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Listing County top
Coordinates 52°13′27″N 1°12′36″W / 52.2243°N 1.2101°W / 52.2243; -1.2101Coordinates: 52°13′27″N 1°12′36″W / 52.2243°N 1.2101°W / 52.2243; -1.2101
Geography
Arbury Hill is located in Northamptonshire
Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill
Arbury Hill in Northamptonshire
Location Northamptonshire, England
OS grid SP540587
Topo map OS Explorer 206

Arbury Hill, at 225 m (738 ft), is the joint highest point in the English county of Northamptonshire.[1] It is 9 km (5.6 mi) southwest of the town of Daventry.

The slopes of Arbury Hill are a drainage divide between three major river catchment areas, with the Nene to the north, east and south, the Cherwell (a tributary of the Thames) to the south-west and the Leam (a tributary of the Severn) to the west and north-west.

Earthworks[edit]

On the summit of Arbury Hill there are the vestiges of an Iron Age Fort, although this was disputed by the Royal Commission in 1981.[2] The remains are in the form of a square ditch and embankment about 200 metres across.

There is a motor-cross track[3] on the east side and top of the hill that is used for competitions about three times a year.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 207: Newport Pagnell & Northampton South (1:25 000) ISBN 0319 46387 7
  2. ^ grid reference SP540587
  3. ^ moto-cross track

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