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Sandy Lodge Promontory Fort


<b>Sandy Lodge Promontory Fort</b>Posted by juameiImage © © Environment Agency copyright and/or database right 2015.
Nearest Town:Biggleswade (3km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   TL187476 / Sheet: 153
Latitude:52° 6' 48.57" N
Longitude:   0° 15' 58.8" W

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<b>Sandy Lodge Promontory Fort</b>Posted by juamei


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The Sandy Lodge fort would have been first occupied in the very early Iron Age (according to information on the 'Magic' schedule). It probably just had a wooden palisade rather than a more hefty earthen bank and ditch. Now the area has been disturbed by quarrying in places, but as the fort used a natural promontory, it might not be too difficult to work out where it might have been . It would only have been 150m from the Galley Hill fort, but this was probably used later? It's a nice place to visit (nature trails go through this area - it is part of the RSPB headquarters)and you can get a feel for the view its inhabitants would have had, out over the flat countryside below. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th December 2006ce
Edited 30th December 2006ce