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Ranscombe Camp

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

<b>Ranscombe Camp</b>Posted by Jonnee23Image © jonnee_l Soundnet Associates 2006
Nearest Town:Lewes (3km W)
OS Ref (GB):   TQ438090 / Sheet: 198
Latitude:50° 51' 43.23" N
Longitude:   0° 2' 36.78" E

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Though it is called a camp on the map, it is actually an Iron Age boundary dyke or an unfinished hillfort, depending on who you listen to. From the aerial photo on multimap I must admit that the latter seems more likely. There is also evidence in the link posted by wideford that further justifies this conclusion (Evidence of post-holes for example)

I have seen it from the road, or from Caburn just to the east, for years, but never visited it. I plan to remedy that soon...
Cursuswalker Posted by Cursuswalker
29th January 2004ce
Edited 31st January 2004ce

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ArchSearch actually gives two Iron Age hillforts as Ranscombe Camp , only with a 4-figure grid reference that gives a km latitude ( TQ4309 sic ) . These are EHNMR-626257 excavated in 1878 and EHNMR-626966 in 1959-60 . http://www.yeoldesussexpages.co.uk/history/historic.htm gives us a probable stock enclosure ! wideford Posted by wideford
29th January 2004ce

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Earthwork of England ; Dewponds


Fragment of once fine camp
wideford Posted by wideford
29th January 2004ce
Edited 30th January 2004ce

Mount Caburn


Ranscombe Camp (excavated 1959 ) as bank and ditch of incomplete hillfort
wideford Posted by wideford
29th January 2004ce
Edited 29th January 2004ce