Bolton's Bench - Lyndhurst, South Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 52.312 W 001° 34.084
30U E 600752 N 5636552
Quick Description: This historical landmark is important in New Forest history.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/1/2009 12:20:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM6A8R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 1

Long Description:
The New Forest National Park website describes the site:

'The Bench actually commemorates the 18th century New Forest Master Keeper, the Duke of Bolton, and it attracts many visitors who come to sit under the giant yew tree at the top and take in the views. Looking west from the top you will see the centre of Lyndhurst town, the skyline dominated by the classic spire of St. Michael's & All Angels church. Looking east you will see a great view of the Open Forest heathlands stretching over White Moor, Matley Heath and further towards the waterside village of Hythe.

The hill of Bolton's Bench is surrounded by open grassy lawns on which New Forest ponies and donkeys graze.

A village cricket green can be seen on the eastern side, beyond that starts the heather and gorse covered sandy heathlands of White Moor.'
Type of Historic Marker: Bench and Sign

Age/Event Date: 01/01/1800

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