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Offline conan

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Re: Dungell hill Canterbury
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 20:39:26 »
At one point it was also known as dungeon hill

http://www.machadoink.com/Dane%20John.htm
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Dungell hill Canterbury
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 19:36:25 »
There's a reference on John Speeds map of 1610 of a Dungell hill which is in the same place as the Danejohn



A furthur trawl through the net provided this interesting bit of Canterbury`s history.

http://www.machadoink.com/Dane%20John%20Manor.htm

The prefix 'dun' is Celtic for hill, which is where we get our word 'down' for hills such as the north downs, although in this case it could be a corruption of Dane.

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