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Piercefield Camp



There are two separate earthworks here: Piercefield Wood Camp (the SW) and Piercefield Camp (the NE). Descriptions from Coflein:

Piercefield Wood Camp

A sub-rectangular enclosure, c.98m E-W by 82m, defined by a bank and ditch, except where it rests on precipetous slopes above the Wye valley, to the N. There is a possible S facing entrance.

Within the enclosure are features relating to the Piercefield 'Wye walk'.

Piercefield Camp

A sub-rectangular enclosure, c.388m NE-SW by 94-116m, set upon the gently sloping summit of a steep sided promontory ridge above a bend in the Wye valley. Facing the neck of the ridge the enclosure is defined by double banks and ditches, elsewhere by a single bank, or ruined wall, above steep natural slopes.

The standing stone near the SW camp is apparently a landscaping feature associated with the now-ruined Piercefield Park. Coflein says:

Mid-late 18th century grotto and associated standing stone, part of Piercefield Wye Walk, set within the confines of a relict defended enclosure.

To the west of the grotto, next to the path, is a small standing stone, to the east of which is a large deep rectangular rock-cut hole (? natural).
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th November 2011ce
Edited 13th November 2011ce

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