Plymouth Hoe

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Plymouth Hoe from Mount Batten in 2006.

Plymouth Hoe, also known as the Hoe, is a south-facing public area in Plymouth, England. It is next to limestone cliffs along the seafront with a view of Plymouth Sound, Drake's Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The name comes from the Old English word "hoh", which means a sloped ridge shaped like an upside-down foot and heel.[1]

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  1. Matthews, Constance Mary (1974). How place names began, and how they develop. Lutterworth Press. ISBN 9780718820060.