• Coombe Hill Monument in Chilterns

    Image ID
    FOT597963
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    14.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5900 x 7400 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    500 x 627 mm
    19.7 x 24.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Chilterns monument people walkers column stone Coombe hill Dunsmore Wendover Aylesbury Vale
    Description
    Coombe Hill is a hill in The Chilterns, located next to the hamlet of Dunsmore, Buckinghamshire, England, near the village of Wendover, and overlooking Aylesbury Vale. It is not to be confused with another Coombe Hill on the flank of Haddington Hill, some two miles (3 km) to the north-east. The majority of the hill (an area of 106 acres (43 ha)) once formed part of the Chequers Estate but was presented to the National Trust by the United Kingdom government when they were given the Estate in the 1920s. The summit of the hill is 852 feet / 259.7 m above sea level. Near the summit is a monument, erected in 1904, in memory of the 148 men from Buckinghamshire who died during the Second Boer War. The monument was almost totally destroyed by lightning in 1938 and was rebuilt the same year. The original bronze plaque and decorations were stolen in 1972 and were replaced with a stone plaque and iron flag with the remainder of the decoration being created from bronze. The monument was again badly damaged by a lightning strike in the early 1990s and spent several months in repair. It has now been equipped with conductors to prevent the mishap happening again. The monument and a few square yards of surrounding land is owned by Buckinghamshire County Council.
    Uploader
    David Siddons
    Contributor
    David Siddons
    Date Taken
    2009-07-16
    Uploaded on
    2009-07-16
    Collection
    Sylvan collection
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Monuments
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    many
    Dominant colour
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