Saturday, 28 April 2012

Can You See Salisbury Spire From Stonehenge?

I was intrigued by this map in an old (1924 I think) guidebook.


The guide book says "the top of the slender spire is difficult to pick out above a straggling coppice". But I have never noticed it, nor heard of anyone else. The topography suggests it should be possible, looking on a bearing of 175 degrees from the centre of the circle.


The last high point is Old Sarum, the direct line passes straight over the mound.
Goggle Streetview enables us to see the view from the comfort of our screens.
I think the row of trees on the horizon are now blocking the spire. But I will check on a clear day.



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