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Box Hill
Elevation: 172 m (564 ft)
Location: North Downs, England
Prominence: c. 0 m
Coordinates: 51°15′18″ N 0°18′31″ W
OS grid reference: TQ179511
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There are fdof the same name about 1.5 km to the east. Confusingly, Box Hill School is located in the village of Mickleham about 1.5 km to the north.

A country park, owned by the National Trust now provides for public access to Box Hill, and the Pilgrims' Way long distance footpath runs about 1 km to the south. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The metre, or meter, is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International dUnités). ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... The North Downs in England are a ridge of chalk hills that stretch about 100 mi (160 km) from Hampshire through Surrey and Kent. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... In topography, prominence, also known as autonomous height, relative height or prime factor (in Europe), is a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Peak bagging (also hill bagging, mountain bagging, or among enthusiasts, just bagging) is a popular activity for hillwalkers and mountaineers in which they attempt to reach the summit of each peak in a region above some height, or having a particular feature. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Mickleham is a small village between the towns of Dorking and Leatherhead in Surrey, England. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is an organisation which works to preserve and protect coastline, countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Pilgrims Way is reputedly the route taken by pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas Becket from Winchester in Hampshire to Canterbury in Kent, England. ... Long-distance trails (or long-distance tracks, paths, footpaths or greenways) are trails or footpaths covering large distances, typically 50 km or more, used for rambling (that is, hiking or backpacking). ...

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Box Hill, Surrey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (254 words)
Box Hill is a well known beauty spot in the North Downs of Surrey, England, close to the southern outskirts of London, overlooking Dorking to the south-west.
Confusingly, Box Hill School is located in the village of Mickleham about 1.5 km to the north, and is between the towns of Dorking and Leatherhead.
The hill is named after the box trees which can be found on its steep southern and western flanks, especially around the "Whites", chalk cliffs cut by the River Mole.
Lynch, 'Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union' - _Re-reading Box Hill: Reading the Practice of Reading Everyday ... (3263 words)
The plan to journey to Box Hill originates—but not in a straightforward way—in one of those moments of unanimity that seem to define the common course of Highbury days.
The choice of Box Hill as a destination for an exploring party is initially Mrs.
This is also the vantage point that is, in the novel, closely associated with Jane Fairfax, a figure whose history is shaped by imperialism—her father's position in the army, his death, her adoption by his military superior—more decisively than it is by a handful of neighbors in country village (see Stewart).
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