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Castle Hill (Broad Blunsdon)



Castle hill is a a univallate Iron Age fort with wide views across the Thames valley. Alfred Williams spoke to two haymakers from Lus Hill, who believed the camp was built by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell's men were also supposed to have had a shot at the Highworth church from here, with the cannonball that made the hole in the tower hanging in the church yet. * Highworth is a Long Way Away though!

*This from 'Round About the Upper Thames' by Williams (1922), quoted by Katy Jordan in her 'Haunted Wiltshire' (2000).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th June 2006ce
Edited 19th June 2006ce

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