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Maes Knoll

Hillfort

Fieldnotes

The large and very beautiful hillfort Maes Knoll lies just south of Bristol, and besides being a very beautiful hillfort, it also figures as western terminus of West Wansdyke. On the NW side there's a large earthwork, know today as 'The Tump', which blocks the access to the fort from the ridge. This may be the actual place where Wansyke starts/ends. The name 'Maes' comes from AS 'merces' meaning 'border'. Visited 1996.

Website:
http://www.wansdyke21.org.uk/wansdyke/wanwesteast/wanwest1.htm

Literature:
Tratman, E.K. (1963): Maes Knoll Camp, Dundry, Somerset, 2: The Iron Age Defences and Wansdyke, in: Proceedings of the Spal├Žological Society, University of Bristol 10, pp 11-15
Vortigern Posted by Vortigern
12th November 2002ce

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