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White Sheet Hill

Causewayed Enclosure


Whitesheet Hill is a powerful place, and is of major archaeolgical importance. The causewayed enclosure references not just Long Knoll but the land all around. Apparently prior to Alfreds Tower being constructed there had been standing stones there. Thats interesting because if you look from the edge of the causewayed enclosure and barrow, Alfreds Tower is in exact alignment to the enclosure. My guess is that the stones were placed there to reference Whitesheet Hill and the importance of the causewayed enclosure which was then referenced again later by the bronze age barrow built at its side. Whitesheet Hill does have a long and deep history because even prior to the causewayed enclosure being built mesolithic hunter gatherers were using the area as flint scatters have been found in the surrounding landscape.So, when the Iron Age Hill Fort was constructed Whitesheet Hill had been a place of importance for thousands of years. It really is an ancient landscape and was important as a place even 8000 years ago.On a clear day from Whitesheet Hill you can see South Cadbury Hill and Glastonbury Tor in the distance to the west. I reckon all three places reference each other in the landscape (and three is a special number is it not?) Would like to hear some more feedback on these ideas. Cheers!! Posted by petroglyph sid
3rd December 2003ce
Edited 3rd December 2003ce

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