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(Area ST 74116255) A 'camp' called Berwick, Berewyke, or Berewyck, adjoining Cottage Crescent and near Barrack Farm, was described in the early 19th century as surrounded by a strong 'vallum' (1) (2). More recent authorities (3) (4) (5) refer to scarping of the edge of the plateau and other traces of
the camp but too mutilated by stone quarrying to be identifiable with certainty.
The areas indicated by Phelps is now occupied by housing estates, playing fields and old quarry workings used as a dump. There are no recognisable remains of an earthwork.
Near the Wansdyke on the western part of Widcombe and Lyncombe parish "... is a lofty eminence, called the Barracks, on which are several tumuli. Underneath the hill stood the ancient village of Berewyke, or Berwick, where according to tradition was a church, the site of which was near the only remaining house, called Barracks Farm. The tithes of this place belonged to the vicar of St Mary de Stall in Bath" (ST 76 SW : 35).
A possible multivallate contour fort set on the plateua of Odd Down. The area is now occupied by a factory and playing fields, and there are no certain traces of earthworks of hillfort type. Visited 16.4.73
Chance Posted by Chance
12th April 2015ce
Edited 12th April 2015ce

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