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| Hambledon Hill hillfort |
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|Description ||The map of Hambledon Hill on the English Nature noticeboard. I was standing where it says 'You Are Here' when taking the composite shot, having walked up the hill from Iwerne Courtney, or Shroton. This section of the fort is described well in 'Guide to Prehistoric England' by Nicholas Thomas. I'll add it to site page. (Note the different spelling of 'Iwerne Courtney'. My old OS map added an 'e', this one leaves it off.)|
|The Iwerne (or Iwern!) is the river to the east of Hambledon Hill, the name is based on an ancient British word for 'Yew', probably meaning "yew-tree stream". There's sometimes an additional e in Courtney too (i.e. Courteney). The joy of English placenames!|
|We've got a lot of Courten-A-ys around here. Our main shopping street is named Courtenay Street, and you can bet that if any new business opens up, it spells the street wrongly on its letter heading or adverts!|
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