Dragon Hill viewed from the White Horse Hill, Uffington
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This is a natural chalk hill with an artificially flattened top (on the scarp slope of White Horse Hill); according to local legend, St George slew the dragon here. A bare patch of chalk upon which no grass will grow is purported to be where the dragon's blood spilled.
It has been suggested as some sort of Iron Age ritual site associated with the nearby hill figure.
Influence and cultural references
The hill was used as the setting for the music video of the Kate Bush song "Cloudbusting".
- Nash Ford, David. "Dragon Hill: Archaeological or Natural?". Royal Berkshire History. http://www.berkshirehistory.com/archaeology/dragon_hill.html. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- National Heritage List England no. 1006290: Dragon Hill (Scheduled ancient monument entry)
- McNulty, Bernadette (27 July 2014). "Kate Bush's Cloudbusting video: 7 minutes of heaven". The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopfeatures/10992003/Kate-Bushs-Cloudbusting-video-7-minutes-of-heaven.html. Retrieved 4 February 2019.