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Bishop's Wood Enclosure


<b>Bishop's Wood Enclosure</b>Posted by juameiImage © © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015.
Nearest Town:Truro (4km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   SW829487 / Sheet: 204
Latitude:50° 17' 51.34" N
Longitude:   5° 2' 55.32" W

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Mentioned by Craig Weatherhill, in “Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall & Scilly” (Cornwall Books - 1985, revised 1997 & 2000). ”This Iron Age/Roman-British fort occupies a small hillside spur overlooking a deep valley to the east, rather than a hilltop position. Oval is plan, 167m by 150m, it has a single, well preserved earth rampart up to 3.7m high, surrounded by a ditch 1.5m deep. There are three entrances, facing west, north east and south east; it is not known whether all three are original. The site is forested, and no hut sites are known within the fort” pure joy Posted by pure joy
9th September 2003ce