Lyscombe Hill

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Lyscombe Hill
File:Lyscombe Bottom near Higher Melcombe 1 - geograph.org.uk - 466403.jpg
View from Lyscombe Hill (at ~240m) looking south-east over Lyscombe Bottom.
Highest point
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Prominence 100 m (330 ft)
Parent peak Telegraph Hill
Listing HuMP
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Geography
Location Dorset, England
Parent range Dorset Downs
OS grid ST738029
Topo map OS Landranger No. 194
Explorer No. 117E

Lyscombe Hill (262 metres, 860 feet high) is a hill near Melcombe Bingham about 14 kilometres north-northeast of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, England. It is part of the Dorset Downs and is listed as a so-called HuMP.[1]

There is evidence of ancient settlement in the area, including tumuli, dykes and an Iron Age hillfort, known as Nettlecombe Tout (258 m), near the summit at SJ737737,[2] and at the end of the hill spur of the same name.[3][4]

Nearby on the summit ridge of the Dorset Downs are Ball Hill to the west and the Dorsetshire Gap to the east.[5]

References

  1. Lyscombe Hill at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Accessed on 22 Mar 2013.
  2. Camp on Nettlecombe Tout at www.ancientmonuments.info. Accessed on 22 Mar 2013.
  3. A guide to Nettlecombe at www.information-britain.co.uk. Accessed on 22 Mar 2013.
  4. Nettlecombe Tout at The Megalithic Portal. Accessed on 22 Mar 2013.
  5. Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger series, No. 194.