Long Knoll

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Long Knoll
Long view of Long Knoll - geograph.org.uk - 946041.jpg
Long view of Long Knoll
Highest point
Elevation 288
Prominence 171 m (561 ft)
Parent peak Beacon Batch
Listing Marilyn
Location Wiltshire, England
OS grid ST786376
Topo map OS Landranger 183

Long Knoll (grid reference ST794376) is a hill in the west of the English county of Wiltshire. It is a ridge of chalk grassland, some 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) in length, and forms the boundary between the civil parishes of Kilmington to the south and Maiden Bradley to the north. The ridge is 288 metres (945 ft) above sea level at its highest point and it is possible to view King Alfred's Tower, Cranmore Tower, the Black Mountains and Glastonbury Tor on clear days.

The hill is the site of the 34.2 hectares (85 acres) Long Knoll biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, which was notified in 1971.

Long Knoll is categorised as a Marilyn, a hill with topographic prominence of at least 150 metres (490 ft).


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