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Uley Bury Camp



Fort Awarded Lottery Money

This 2,500-year-old Iron Age fort is to be reclaimed from nature, thanks to a share of a £1.4 million 'Caring for the Cotswolds' lottery award.

Scheme leader is Jenny Phelps, from the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Project says: "It will be a national example. Fifteen different organisations are working with the local community." Four landowners, including Stroud District Council, are involved in the bury's revival.

Working parties at the bury are already removing fencing, erecting new fences and gates and providing water for the cattle which will be introduced shortly to graze the grassland, and in turn encourage wild flowers, butterflies and other insects.

Coun Janet Wood, who chairs the Cam Dursley Uley Joint Woodland Management Committee, said visitors might be concerned to see large holes being dug around gatepost holes. "These are the basis of an archaeological search and survey of the historic monument and will be covered in afterwards," she said.

The central field of the bury has already been seeded and is ready for grazing. The scheme is designed to ensure a sustainable future for the bury including protection of flora, the opening up of views and the enhancement of the fort's ramparts.

Edited from 'The Citizen'.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th August 2004ce
Edited 19th August 2004ce

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