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Knap Hill

Causewayed Enclosure


You will be unsurprised to hear that the track you can see beneath you when you sit on Knap Hill*, called Workway Drove, has an ancient name. Its name is mentioned in a 13thC document as 'Warckweye', probably deriving from the earlier Saxon 'Weorc weg', meaning the road by the stronghold - ie Knap Hill (according to Timperley in his 'Vale of Pewsey' 1954).

*the one that eventually becomes the road forming the car park, crossing over the Ridgeway path here.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th September 2005ce

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