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Southend Hill


Nearest Town:Tring (5km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SP919165 / Sheet: 165
Latitude:51° 50' 20.52" N
Longitude:   0° 39' 57.45" W

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This hillfort at Cheddington was only rediscovered in 1973 from aerial photos, as its ramparts had been ploughed for so long. It's intervisible with Ivinghoe Beacon just a few miles to the east and could well have been occupied at the same time (people started living here in the Early to Middle Iron age*). From the bottom photo in the link below it seems that the hill continues to be an obvious spot in the landscape - visible from the road and railway (and most likely the canal too).

Cheddington was called 'Cetendone' in the Domesday survey, which apparently means 'Cetta's Hill'.

*from the scheduled monuments record via Magic.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th June 2006ce