House Clearance Box Hill
Few little facts about Box-Hill
Box Hill is a well known beauty spot in the North Downs of Surrey.There is a small village of the same name about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) to the east.
The hill is named after the box trees which can be found on its steep southern and western flanks, notably around the "Whites", chalk cliffs cut by the River Mole.
Box Hill was given to the nation by Leopold Salomons in 1914.
A country park, owned by the National Trust, now provides for public access to Box Hill, and the Pilgrims' Way long distance footpath runs about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the south.
A Major Peter Labellière is buried on the hill just west of the viewpoint at Burford slope. He was buried (on July 11, 1800) head downwards, and according to some sources he reasoned for this by saying "the world is topsy turvy, and I'll be the right way in the end"; other sources indicate that he merely wished to emulate the example of St. Peter, who was apocryphally (in the Acts of Peter) crucified upside down.
John Logie Baird, the inventor of the first working television system, conducted some of his experiments on Box Hill, including his Noctovisor, an infra-red viewing device.
The 1981 Public Image Ltd song 'The Flowers of Romance', from the album of the same title, includes the line 'I’ve got binoculars on top of Box Hill'
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