Overton Hill

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Overton Hill
Tumuli on Overton Hill.JPG
Round tumuli on Overton Hill
Highest point
Elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Coordinates 51°24′36″N 1°49′54″W / 51.41°N 1.83173°W / 51.41; -1.83173Coordinates: 51°24′36″N 1°49′54″W / 51.41°N 1.83173°W / 51.41; -1.83173
Geography
Overton Hill is located in Wiltshire
Overton Hill
Overton Hill
Overton Hill shown within Wiltshire
Location Wiltshire, England
OS grid SU118679
Topo map OS Explorer 157

Overton Hill is a 571 ft (174 m) hill at the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England. It is situated just west of the village of West Overton and about 4 miles (6 km) west from the town of Marlborough. The A4 road passes close to the north.

The hill is notable for being the start point of the Ridgeway National Trail. There are several round barrows (burial mounds) on it, and it is the site of a wooden circle known as The Sanctuary, indicating human activity for thousands of years. The hill is part of the Avebury section of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site.