Babylon Hill

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The north slope of Babylon Hill, on the A30

Babylon Hill (grid reference ST576155) in Dorset is a 2.2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest designated in 1977.[1]

It was also the site of a minor skirmish, the Battle of Babylon Hill, during the English Civil War, which resulted in the Earl of Bedford's Roundheads forcing back Sir Ralph Hopton's Cavaliers to Sherborne.[2]


  1. ^ English Nature citation sheet for the site (accessed 29 August 2006)
  2. ^ Bush, Robin. Somerset: The Complete Guide. pp. 243–246. 

Coordinates: 50°56′15″N 2°36′17″W / 50.93738°N 2.60479°W / 50.93738; -2.60479