Hill Fort Repairs to Start
From 'This is Gloucestershire':
A public meeting will explain repairs planned to a nationally important Iron Age hill fort at Painswick. The session tonight at the Town Hall will provide an update on the work that is due to start at Kimsbury Camp on Painswick Beacon next week.
Kimsbury, which is protected as a scheduled ancient monument, is one of a number of Iron Age forts along the Cotswold scarp edge.
But its ramparts have eroded and so the Gloucestershire County Council archaeology service and the Painswick Beacon Conservation Group have planned works on the site that should be finished by the end of June.
The project is intended to enhance the site for visitors and will repair erosion gullies on the ramparts.
Scrub will also be cleared to improve the important grassland and a limited number of sensitively site information boards will be erected.
Countryside adviser to the county council Nick Russell said: "We hope that by undertaking these works now, before the damage gets too bad, we will ensure that visitors are able to continue to enjoy the archaeology, ecology and views from this wonderful hill fort."
Work is due to start on February 8 and will include the archaeological excavation and recording of a series of steps up the erosion gullies.
The meeting starts at 8pm this evening.
Posted by Rhiannon
1st February 2005ce
Edited 1st February 2005ce