Dragon Hill, Uffington
Dragon Hill viewed from the White Horse Hill, Uffington
|Elevation||139 m (456 ft)|
|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 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.
Influence and cultural references
- Nash Ford, David. "Dragon Hill: Archaeological or Natural?". Royal Berkshire History. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- Historic England. "Dragon Hill (1006290)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- McNulty, Bernadette (27 July 2014). "Kate Bush's Cloudbusting video: 7 minutes of heaven". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
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