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Southend Hill



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

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