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Silverhill – Teversal

Location

53°09′15″N 1°17′51″W

Publicly Accessible

Yes

Other names

Part of Teversal Trail.

Map

Alignments

No specific alignments, though the “Mam line” passes through a corner of the site.

Associated Deities

Ancestors,
River Doa Lea,

Associated Celebrations

Summer solstice – Local Pagans have celebrated the Summer Solstice sunset here.

Special Features

Silverhill has the highest artificial point in Nottinghamshire, crowned with a monument called “Testing for Gas” a tribute to the Miners of Nottinghamshire. The site is a former mine spoil heap on the site of what was Silverhill colliery which closed in the 1990s, and was subsequently developed in 2005 into what is now called Silverhill wood. The monument at the top of the site is surrounded by a modern stone circle of 8 stones aligned to the ordinal points.

Bottom stone is North with entrances to the circle in the East-NorthEast (bottom left) and South-SouthEast (top)

The age of the wood is very apparent. There are no old trees, and little to no mushrooms pop up here in the autumn, indicating that the ecosystem is yet to fully develop into a mature environment. That being said there is quite a variety plants here, and no shortage of them are edible too. Common wildlife to see here include Buzzards, Crows, Row Deer, Swans and Mallards.

Flora

Food PlantsOther PlantsOgham TreesMushrooms
Jack-In-The-Hedge
Pignuts
Cowslips
Common Vetch
Lesser Celandine
Hogweed
Wood Avens
Wild mustard
Sea Buckthorn
Oxeye Daisy
Herb Robert
Coltsfoot
Horsetail
Golden Rod
Mugwort
Plantain
Birch
Rowan
Alder
Willow
Ash
Hawthorn
Oak
Holly


Blackberry
Ivy

Blackthorn
Elder
Pine

Gorse
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