TQ0298 : Diamond Jubilee beacon, Chenies

taken 6 years ago, near to Chenies, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Diamond Jubilee beacon, Chenies
Diamond Jubilee beacon, Chenies
This beacon in the Buckinghamshire village of Chenies was lit on 4th June 2012, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee.

Classically, beacons were fires lit at well-known locations on hills or high places, used either as lighthouses for navigation at sea, or for signalling over land that enemy troops were approaching, in order to alert defences. As signals, beacons are an ancient form of optical telegraphy, and were part of a relay. Many hills in the UK are called Beacon.

Chenies :: TQ0198

Chenies is a village in the very eastern part of south Buckinghamshire, near the border with Hertfordshire The village is dominated by Chenies Manor, a Tudor Manor House and its associated church, The villages has two pubs, but no other services. Many of its buildings are listed buildings, see LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0211 9804 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.3118N 0:31.4873W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0212 9802
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Jubilee Beacon  Diamond Jubilee Beacon 2012 

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