The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Barbury Castle



I do think the reuse of sites is interesting. Iron Age people built the huge fort up here for defence, and in World War 2 the US Air Force appropriated the site for their anti-aircraft guns - so, it was still being used for defence millennia later.

Just so as you know if you visit - these were apparently where the hollows are around the edge of the fort interior. Possibly more interesting (but invisible) would be the traces of 40 hut circles found using geophysics inside the castle in 1996.

(WANHM excavation notes, vol93)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
5th November 2004ce
Edited 5th November 2004ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment