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Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury)



Personally, having had my first home within 20m of the hillfort's base, then excavating on it as a boy from 1966-70 and finally founding and running the South Cadbury Environs Project, I'm in agreement with the writer who thinks Cadbury is the best of all hillforts! For a more considered justification read the book!
Hillforts were massive engineering undertakings and from their inceptions have implications for the population of a wider landscape. Two surveys of southern British hillforts have been published in popular and academic form (Danebury, Hampshire; Maiden Castle) but a book for general readership of the most detailed survey, that around Cadbury Castle, is about to appear in August 2008.
The book covers work by the South Cadbury Environs Project from 1992-2007 and is by its then director, Dr Richard Tabor ("Cadbury Castle: The hillfort and landscapes"). An academic report is in preparation. The project is continuing its work under the leadership of Clare Randall and those interested, either generally or with a view to doing voluntary work, shopuld visit the newly relaunched website from 21st June 2008 (
Posted by Richard Tabor
16th June 2008ce
Edited 16th June 2008ce

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