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White Sheet Hill

Causewayed Enclosure


Cracking views from the top of this hill. It did leave me wondering why the Iron Age fort wasn't built on the site of the Neolithic causewayed enclosure. Reverence for long-distant ancestors, or was it just that they required a greater area?

It was interesting to see the continuation of use of the causewayed enclosure from the Neolithic into the Bronze age, with the number of round barrows on the top, near the edge for visibility from the valley. One in particular was quite high. I also noticed that at the westermost point of the hill, the edge containing a few round barrows, has started collapsing, into what looks like an old quarry site. Did any of the barrows fall in?

The Bronze Age cross dyke seems to separate what was later the Iron Age "side" of the hill from the Neolithic/Bronze Age "side".

Pick a sunny day and you definitely won't have the place to yourself.

A word of warning:-
Don't park in the parking area halfway up the track, as it's a bit isolated, and you might get your window put through, like we did. We had loads of cds in the car, but they didn't take anything - either they were after credit cards, or our taste in music isn't up to much.
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
31st August 2005ce

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