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HAM HILL

Ham Hill is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Scheduled Ancient Monument, Iron Age hill fort, Roman site, Local Nature Reserve and country park, to the west of Yeovil in Somerset, England.

The hill has given its name to the distinctive quarried hamstone and also to two nearby villages: Stoke-sub-Hamdon and Norton Sub Hamdon, whose names mean "under-Ham-hill" (where "Ham" is Old English for a small settlement). The Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills and Dorset Downs are all visible from Ham Hill, especially from its war memorial. It is popular for picnicking, walking and mountain biking in the grassy hollows of the old quarry workings.

HAM HILL

Ham Hill is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Scheduled Ancient Monument, Iron Age hill fort, Roman site, Local Nature Reserve and country park, to the west of Yeovil in Somerset, England.

The hill has given its name to the distinctive quarried hamstone and also to two nearby villages: Stoke-sub-Hamdon and Norton Sub Hamdon, whose names mean "under-Ham-hill" (where "Ham" is Old English for a small settlement). The Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills and Dorset Downs are all visible from Ham Hill, especially from its war memorial. It is popular for picnicking, walking and mountain biking in the grassy hollows of the old quarry workings.

comments (18)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 May 2018, 04:28
such beautiful countryside and so beautifully photographed
Chris: That is very kind of you to say Sherri
  • Martine
  • France
  • 17 May 2018, 05:43
Quel bel endroit pour se promener.
Chris: The views are delightful Martine
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 17 May 2018, 06:08
Dorset in the Spring - absoutely DELIGHTFUL
Chris: Err...Somerset Lisl
Ain't that just grand?
Chris: And you can thank the weather for this..
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 17 May 2018, 08:01
A bit like Hamburg and hampster and ham-fisted Tiff.
Chris: I saw a signpost in East Sussex once, one arm said HAM, the other SANDWICH

I aint making this up neither..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 May 2018, 08:54
A fine view of England's green and pleasant land. Quite different from the part of Jockland where I'm presently.
Chris: I'll come and rescue you if you want..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk where the sun rises first
  • 17 May 2018, 09:25
We have a Grub lane just outside Halesworth
Chris: If I lived in Grub Lane I would have to become a food writer..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 May 2018, 13:40
Glorious English countryside! Wonderful!
Chris: I know Anne, it's wonderful!
It can not be said that it is not green
Chris: We live in a green and pleasant land Claudio
And a lovely viewing spot.
Chris: Yes it is just that Tom - thanks..
all of that on top of the hamlets with such a beautiful clear view of the fields in the valley Chris....petersmile
Chris: The weather was perfect on the day Peter
This could not be anywhere but England,Chris, a green and pleasant land...Lovely shot.
Chris: I hope this doesn't make you too homesick Frank..
Ah, that explains the term "Hamlet", I never knew! This scene reminds of the TV series River Cottage, I love the green of England.
Chris: The term hamlet is usually ascribed to a small settlement without a church Will. The term Ham is an old English word meaning "village"
One of your most beautiful, Chris. You represent England well.
Chris: I am obliged to you Larry
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 18 May 2018, 00:46
...and, it is green!
Chris: Greener than a green thing on a green day, I'd say..
This is just beautiful!
Chris: Thank you kindly Elizabeth
Verdant and a lovely with the thick hedgerows creating the beautiful patterns.
Another of your fine landscapes from your area.

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