Dragon Hill, Uffington

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Dragon Hill
Dragon Hill.jpg
Dragon Hill viewed from the White Horse Hill, Uffington
Highest point
Elevation139 m (456 ft)
Geography
LocationOxfordshire, England
OS gridSU300868
Topo mapOS 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 artificially flattened top (on the scarp slope of White Horse Hill); according to legend, Saint George slew the dragon here. 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.[1]

It is part of the White Horse group of monuments in the care of the National Trust, and a Scheduled Monument in its own right.[2]

Influence and cultural references[edit]

The hill was used as the setting for the music video of the Kate Bush song "Cloudbusting".[3]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Nash Ford, David. "Dragon Hill: Archaeological or Natural?". Royal Berkshire History. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Dragon Hill (1006290)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ McNulty, Bernadette (27 July 2014). "Kate Bush's Cloudbusting video: 7 minutes of heaven". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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