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Hunsbury Hill



Within Hunsbury Hill country park, to the south of Northampton, are the remains of an Iron Age camp site, this is an elevated site with a high inner bank, a deep ditch and outer bank. The site dates around 1000 – 500 BC.

The Hunsbury Ring Camp would have had an outer perimeter fence encompassing the dwellings which were no more than single room huts made up of timber and straw - normally round in shape. The Chieftain and retinue would have occupied the inner camp with their families whilst the rest farmed small plots in the Local area.

There is a reconstruction model of how it may have looked in use at the Central Museum and Art Gallery in Northampton.
Posted by Damonm
14th January 2003ce
Edited 14th January 2003ce

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