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Lansdown Camp

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


Details of site on Pastscape

Earthwork remains of a possible Iron Age enclosure and cropmarks of an associated rectilinear enclsoure. Scheduled.
[ST 7212 6986] Earthwork [NR] (1)
The earthwork on the left hand side (west) of the Lansdown road, a quarter of a mile short of the Grenville monument, was trenched on the north side in September 1908, and found to consist of a bank and outer ditch. No coins or relics were found. Part of the earthwork may have extended into the field on the other side of the road. (2) Scheduled. (3)
The scarps shown on the O.S. 6" E. of the road are the results of quarrying. (4)
The earthwork is visible on both sides of the road. It consists of a low non-defensive bank, with an outer ditch around the western half. On the east the earthwork is less well defined and in parts has been dug into, probably for road stone. It seems likely that this is an I.A. stock enclosure which was later crossed by the Roman road. Visible on air photographs.
Surveyed at 1/2500. (5)
An undated earthwork, the part west of the road having now almost disappeared in the playing field which occupies the area. (6)
Lansdown Camp. Additional references and field report. (7)
A rapid examination of air photography (8a) shows the enclosure and also suggests the presence of at least one possible rectilinear enclosure east of the main enclosure. (8)
Chance Posted by Chance
14th October 2012ce

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