Bush Ground

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Bush Ground, after harvest

Bush Ground is a field which is part of Bottom Farm, at Covington in Huntingdonshire. The field runs up to the border with Northamptonshire (and is just north of the three shires point of Huntingdonshire-Northamptonshire-Bedfordshire).

The field has borne its name for many years. In the eighteenth century it was part of the estates of the Duke of Manchester, and is referred to in correspondence at the time as "Bushy Ground".

The significance of Bush Ground is that it is the highest point in Huntingdonshire: the county top. Of all the counties of the United Kingdom, Huntingdonshire's is the lowest highest point, at 263 feet.

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