Hurst Hill, Oxfordshire facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Oxfordshire|
|Area||20.6 hectares (51 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
The site is owned by All Souls College, Oxford, and its mosses and liverworts have been monitored for more than fifty years. The hill is also important geologically. In 1879 a fossil of a Camptosaurus prestwichii, a large herbivorous dinosaur dating to the Upper Jurassic 153 million years ago, was found on the site. The fossil belongs to a typically North African genus, and provides evidence of a land bridge across the proto-Atlantic in the Late Jurassic.
The hill is mentioned in Matthew Arnold's poem The Scholar Gipsy.
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