Mere (2), Wiltshire
Barton Lane runs north from Church Street to Castle Street and if you look carefully to the left of the tree on the sky line you can see a small bit of Castle Hill.
The building on the right, of which only a small sliver is visible, is the library where the small tourist information section is to be found.
The Church of St. Michael the Archangel turned out to be quite interesting and that tower is positively massive. The width and breadth of the tower is very impressive for what is, basically, a parish church. The church dates mainly from the early part of the 15th century although some parts date from the 13th and 14th centuries. There is a record of a church existing here in 1091.
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This shows the final ascent to the top of the Motte which itself is on the top of Castle Hill. There are some tremendous view to be had from up there so it is worth the climb.
This is one of the views from Castle Hill looking across to the high ground of Whitesheet Down.
Whitesheet Hill is part of Whitesheet Down and is the site of a neolithic causeway camp, barrows and an Iron Age hill fort. There is a Roman road running along the hill and the hill is part of the Stourhead estate which has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1946.
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