Nothing to do with Pictish people, Pict’s Hill was formerly known as Pick’s Hill. It has two main points of historical significance: Ham Down is where the Royalist armies took their stand against the Parliamentarians at the Battle of Langport, and two centuries later it is where the Langport Workhouse was built. During the Second World War it was used as a military detention centre. In the 1960s it became an egg packing factory, but it was derelict by 1996 and demolished ‘accidentally’ during redevelopment in 2004.
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