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Colmer's Hill

March 2016

A reconnaissance visit to the much photographed Colmer’s Hill situated about three miles west of Bridport above the village of Symondsbury.
The hill is a near-conical sandstone eminence topped by pine trees. It is highly visible from the main street in Bridport, and its significance extends back to around the 11th century. The hill takes its name from the "Colmer Tenement". The family were tenants of the Dukes of Somerset and Earls of Ilchester in the 17th and 18th centuries and the Rev. John Colmer was the rector from 1805-06.
During World War I Scots Pine trees were planted on the summit by Major W P Colfox MC and the hill now forms an iconic subject for artists and photographers.
I want to return on a misty morning to try and capture a more ethereal sunrise picture.

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Our first proper view of the hill.

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This view is taken from Quarry Hill to the west of Colmer’s Hiill.