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Capler Camp



Nearly opposite Holm-Lacey, on the east bank of the Wye, is the pleasant village of Fownhope, about half a mile to the north of which is an eminence crowned by an ancient Camp; and about twice that distance to the north*, is a second Camp, occupying the summit of another eminence, called Capler Hill: the latter Camp is double trenched, and called Woldbury; the former has no distinct appellation**. The Capler Hill is finely wooded; and from its summit the prospects are extensive and rich: the contiguous channel of the Wye forms a striking feature.
p507 of v6 of 'The Beauties of England and Wales' by John Britton + others (1805).

*actually it's to the south.
** this is Cherry Hill Camp.

'Picturesque Views on the River Wye' by Samuel Ireland (1797) calls Capler Hill 'Wobury' (p65).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th August 2007ce
Edited 26th August 2007ce

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