Leith Hill is a wooded hill 7 kilometres to the south west of Dorking, England. It reaches 294 metres above sea level, the highest point on the Greensand Ridge, is the second highest point in south-east England, after Walbury Hill near Newbury, Berkshire, 297 metres high. Leith Hill is the highest ground for 49 miles. Wooded areas surrounding the hill are designated Leith Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest The nearest railway station is Holmwood Station, 2 miles to the east; this station is served by Southern trains on the Mole Valley Line route. On the summit of Leith Hill is an 18th-century Gothic tower. In 1765–66 Richard Hull of nearby Leith Hill Place built "Prospect House" to become known as Leith Hill Tower, with the intention of raising the hill above 1,000 ft above sea level. A tower built contemporaneously at the summit of Bredon Hill achieves a similar purpose. Leith Hill Tower is 19.5 metres high and consisted of two rooms "neatly furnished", with a Latin inscription above the door announcing that it had been built not only for his own pleasure, but for the enjoyment of others.
Hull provided visitors with prospect glasses, similar to a small telescope, through which to survey the extensive views towards London and the English Channel, each some 25 miles away. When he died in 1772, at his request he was buried under the tower. Following his death, the building was stripped of its contents and windows, fell into ruin; as a result, the tower was filled with rubble and concrete, the entrance bricked up. In 1864, Mr Evelyn of nearby Wotton House decided to reopen it, but the concrete made this difficult, so the additional turreted side-tower was added to allow access to the top of the tower. At the top of the tower there is a viewpoint indicator to commemorate Walker Miles, whose work in the early days of the Rambler's movement contributed to the formation of The Ramblers of Great Britain, it has been claimed. The tower was restored by the National Trust in 1984; this restoration included the removal of rubble and concrete, fitting safety features such as a handrail in the narrow staircase, converting the lower portion of the tower into a servery.
Leith Hill Tower is open to the public every day from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm weekdays and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends, every day of the year except Christmas Day, with a comprehensive display explaining the history of the tower. Standing on the top of Leith Hill Tower you are at the highest point in the south-east of England. A gabled house dating from about 1600, Leith Hill Place was refaced in a Palladian style about 1760 by Richard Hull, it was bought in 1847 by Josiah Wedgwood III and remained in the family until the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, brought up there and inherited it, gave it to the National Trust in 1944. Subsequently it was leased from the Trust by his cousins Sir Ralph Wedgwood and Sir John Wedgwood becoming a boarding house for a nearby sixth form college, Hurtwood House; the property is claimed to be haunted, with several School Masters of the day reporting strange goings-on, noises and apparitions. The house was opened to the public by the National Trust in 2013 and now serves as a memorial to Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Josiah Wedgwood's widow, born Caroline Darwin, created a rhododendron wood there, now open to the public. A site on an ancient lane going up the hill was chosen by an oil company for exploratory drilling, however due to an active protest campaign and various legal objections raised by local groups and environmentalists, the lease on the land from the Forestry Commission expired before the drilling could start; the Minister for Environment subsequently decided not to renew the lease due to concerns of the effect it would have on nearby ancient woodland. The oil company has since stated it intends to find a new site from which to explore the same prospect. Locals have stated. Leith Hill Tower was 1:2500 Ordnance Survey maps of Surrey. Leith Hill information at the National Trust Computer generated summit panoramas North South index
Perry is a town in Perry County, United States. The population was 314 at the 2000 census, it is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Perry is located at 35°2′46″N 92°47′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 314 people, 119 households, 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 288.7/km². There were 124 housing units at an average density of 114.0/km². The racial makeup of the town was 97.13% White, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, 1.59% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 119 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.2% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13. In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males. The median income for a household in the town was $31,750, the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $21,339 versus $14,773 for females; the per capita income for the town was $12,803. About 12.0% of families and 12.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.7% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Perry has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps, it is a part of the Two Rivers School District, which operates Two Rivers Elementary School and Two Rivers High School.
It was within the Perry-Casa School District until 2004. Perry is 26 miles away from Ola, where Perry-Casa schools had been consolidated into
The Dachau subcamp at München-Schwabing was the first subcamp where concentration camp prisoners were permanently used as a labor force outside the main concentration camp. Unlike most of the subcamps which were constructed and managed by the SS Business Administration Main Office and the Dachau camp commandant, this subcamp's construction and organization was in the hands of Eleonore Baur known as Schwester Pia; this subcamp was smaller than most others, is included here as a representative case for instances in which prisoners were used by individuals or small organizations. Schwester Pia was an active and fanatic National Socialist from the first moment. According to her own statement she got her title around 1907/1908 from the München sisters' order Gelbes Kreuz, without actually qualifying as a nurse. In 1920, she met Adolf Hitler by chance on a tram in München. Following that meeting, she was involved with the Sterneck Group in founding the National Socialist German Workers' Party, she had close connections to important party officials.
During the Hitler Putsch of 1923, she cared for the dead. In 1934, she became the only woman to be awarded the Blutorden. After the Nazi assumption of power in 1933, she profited a good deal from the close contacts to the Nazi elite, she was invited on many festivities. She had a close relationship with SS chief Heinrich Himmler, it was due to him that she was appointed welfare sister for the Waffen-SS at Dachau in 1933. In 1934, she and others founded a National Socialist Order of Sisters. In 1937, she became the honorary chairwoman. No than 1934, she obtained permission from Hitler to move in the Dachau concentration camp, she was the only woman with this privilege. She had approached the Führer with the request that she wanted to devote herself not only to the SS men, but to the prisoners and their relatives; the prisoner Erich Essner was doing gardening work in her private apartment at 6 Voit Street, München, as early as 1934. Other prisoners followed. Between 1937 and 1945, Schwester Pia had her house in Munich Oberhaching extensively renovated by concentration camp prisoners.
The garden was redesigned and the place was cleaned up. A garage was built, together with a bunker; the materials for this work came from Dachau. It seems she paid for a part of the materials. In the workshops of the concentration camp the prisoners had to produce furniture, wood carvings, children's toys for her. Schwester Pia never paid the SS for the use of prisoner labor. During her weekly visits in the prisoners' kitchen she took meat and margarine with her in her official vehicle, for which she did not pay; the food was supposed to be inferior "dog food," but it was good quality meat. She was known in the camp as someone who requisitioned anything, not nailed down. At the beginning, the prisoners were randomly on duty at Schwester Pia's home for one or more days per week, they returned each evening to the concentration camp. From 1940, she had a permanent working detail consisting of 12 to 14 men. At first, these prisoners were driven to work from the concentration camp every day but they were accommodated at Schwester Pia's place and were brought back to Dachau only on the weekends.
Schwester Pia was in charge of the detachment. She set the working hours, she is alleged to have been involved in choosing the prisoners. The detachment had to work hard, on Sundays. Security was provided by SS guards from Dachau, it is said that Schwester Pia was sometimes difficult with these guards, her Buam, bossed both the prisoners and the guards around. There are no known cases of mistreatment or deaths at this subcamp. Schwester Pia herself never harmed a prisoner but all former prisoners, questioned after the war, have accused her of bullying them; when she was in a bad mood or the prisoners were not working hard enough, she had them, for example, climb down into an outside toilet pit to clean it with a brush. At the same time Schwester Pia was feared by the prisoners because of the considerable influence she had on the camp leadership. If a prisoner fell into disfavor with her she did not hesitate to request the camp commandant to punish the prisoner by having him held in the bunker, she threatened the prisoner Michael Gollackner.
He was saved because he was transferred to Sachsenhausen. Hans Biederer a prisoner, reported similar mistreatment after having been accused by Schwester Pia. Schwester Pia's behavior was reported to be inconsistent. On one hand, the prisoners said; the prisoners ate at one table together with Schwester Pia and her employees, a chauffeur and a kitchen assistant. They were permitted to smoke and they had the possibility to smuggle letters out of the camp and make contact with the outside world. On the other hand, Schwester Pia's behavior was unpredictable and her moods were feared, she could turn from being nice to the prisoners to being the complete opposite. This contradictory nature was revealed. There were many positive reports on her, she stood up for the priest Huber, who said on his deathbed that she was the "angel of Dachau," because she had done a great deal of good in the concentration camp. Other prisoners have stated that Schwester Pia spok