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Loughton Camp

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


My first go at some field notes so I hope this is OK

The "hillfort" is roughly oval in shape. It encloses 2.6 hectares and occupies the end of a spur with extensive views to the south (when all the trees were chopped down!) a stream rising in marshy ground in the south-east corner is an unusual feature. The steep hill slope on the W and SW adds to the strength of the single V shaped ditch (2.7meters deep). The original entrance has not been identified.

The West side features a forest Ride runining along a contour at the bottom of the earthworks but dug into the hill - I have been unable to findout if it was created as part of the victorian "ride building program" or is an original feature. The banks are very heavily forested though quite easy to find and hardly any moden damage except 1 area where mountain bikes have caused damage (they are now banned from the site).
lobsterboy Posted by lobsterboy
15th August 2003ce
Edited 15th August 2003ce

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