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Ruined walls (PiPs)

The ruined walls of St. Michael's Church atop Burrow Mump with its 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. See PiPs for other views of ruined walls.
HWW, hope your Wednesday isn't ruined!!


Burrow Mump (both words meaning hill) is a hill and historic site overlooking Southlake Moor in the village of Burrowbridge within the English county of Somerset. It is a scheduled monument, with a never completed church on top of the hill a Grade II listed building.
The hill stands at a strategic location overlooking the point where the River Tone and the old course of the River Cary join the River Parrett. Although there is some evidence of Roman visitation, the first fortification of the site was the construction of a Norman motte. It has been called King Alfred's Fort, however there is no proof of use by Alfred the Great. A medieval church was built on the hill in the 15th century. The current ruined church on top of the hill was built in 1793. The land and ruin were donated to the National Trust in 1946 as a war memorial to the men of Somerset killed in WW I and II.
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42 comments

Gabi Lombardo said:

very impressive! I Iike especially the third PiP!
2 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Gabi Lombardo:

Thanks Gabi
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Annemarie said:

HWW!
2 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Annemarie:

And to you Annemarie
2 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Impressive ruins; thank you for the note.
hWW
2 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Jaap van 't Veen:

Thanks Jaap, glad you like it
2 months ago ( translate )

Nora Caracci said:

una faccia perplessa ;-)
superba ripresa, Hopeful WW !
2 months ago ( translate )

MaggsMep replied to Nora Caracci:

Perhaps surprised at its own downfall!
2 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

HWW, Maggs. Nice old ruins!
2 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Stephan Fey:

Cheers Stephan, it’s worth the scramble to get up there
2 months ago

Keith Burton said:

A superb series Maggie.........together with a really interesting and well researched narrative.

I love the detail you've captured in the main image and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th PiPs. I particularly like the the 1st PiP which is beautifully composed. The ruins look splendid in the sunshine.

A special mention for the 4th PiP...........for the composition and framing and the distant view through the archway. The light is gorgeous too as are the vibrant colours.

First Class photography!
2 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Keith Burton:

Thanks for the praise Keith, much appreciated. I think I was on a roll that day!
2 months ago

Xata said:

Agree with Keith above, this is first class!
HWW Maggs
2 months ago

MaggsMep replied to Xata:

Obrigada Isabel. As above to Keith, it’s much appreciated!
2 months ago

cammino said:

Beautiful old ruin!
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