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An Iron Age univallate enclosure, known as Guthredesburg in AD 921.

(SU 2176 5775) Godsbury (Guthredes Burg) (NR) (1)
Known as 'Guthredesburg' in the Saxon charter of AD 921 and as Gosbury in 1773. (2)
A roughly circular univallate earthwork enclosure of 1 1/2 acres. I A ? (3)
The oval earthwork, which occupies a commanding hilltop postition, comprises a bank up to 1.2 metres high externally and 0.5 metres internally. There is no discernible trace of a ditch and the entrance is not obvious on the south side (the northern part of the earthwork being under standing corn). The interior is covered by vegetation; nothing visible on OSAPs.
Probably an IA enclosure, still known as "Godsbury". Published survey 1:2/500 revised. (4)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1926
( 2) General reference EPNS, 16, Wilts, 1939, 346. (Gover, Mawer and
( 3) General reference V C H Wilts, 1, pt 1, 1957, 264. (L V Grinsell)
( 4a) General reference OSAPs 71/476 86, 87
( 4) Field Investigators Comments F1 MJF 27-JUN-72
Chance Posted by Chance
27th July 2012ce
Edited 27th July 2012ce

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